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The 5000m peaks of the Andes.

This page last updated 14th November 2016

We have now listed and located all the 5000m peaks in the Andes (with over 400m re-ascent) on this website, about 860 peaks over 5000m, spread over many files!!!

Heights in red have been revised due to the SRTM data. Many thanks to Jonathan de Ferranti (2004) and Eberhard Jurgalski (2013) for help with this.

This list 1999 - 2016 John Biggar. This list is now believed to be about 99% accurate i.e. there are probably 10 or so peaks not included that should be and perhaps one or two included that should not be. All heights are in metres.

We also have a list of all the 300 or more peaks featured on this website in alphabetical order


5000m peaks page 1 for peaks from  5780m to 5999m, numbers 101 to 200.

 5000m peaks page 2  for peaks from  5630m to 5780m, numbers 201-300.

 5000m peaks page 3  for peaks from  5500m to 5630m, numbers 301-395.

Andean peaks numbers 396 to 858 (peaks from 5499m down to 5000m) are on the links reached from here:-

5000m peaks page 4 has peaks from    5399m to 5499m high.

5000m peaks page 5 has peaks from    5298m to 5398m high.

5000m peaks page 6 has peaks from   5184m to 5298m high.

5000m peaks page 7 has peaks from    5066m to 5183m high.

5000m peaks page 8 has peaks from    5000m to 5066m high.


In addition we have two new files with a provisional list of peaks over 5000m with less than 400m prominence here:-

5800-5999m Andean peaks with 200-400m prominence

5000-5800m Andean peaks with 300-400m prominence.



The criterion used to select this list is a re-ascent height (prominence) of 400m from any higher peak.

The grid co-ordinates are included to help distinguish un-named and similarly named peaks. They are for the top right (i.e. NE) corner of the latitude-longitude block in which the mountain appears, this is the usual convention on South American maps.

An asterisk by the date of first ascent denotes a peak known to have had a Pre-Columbian ascent, or on which "Inca" ruins have been found high up. The date of the first modern ascent is also given when known. Dates in brackets indicate a disputed first ascent.

Peaks with a link have an information page or at least a photograph on this website but you may need to use your browsers back button to return to this page.


for the top 100 6000m+ peaks in the Andes with 400m prominence see our  6000m peaks page.


All these lists  © 2001-2016  John Biggar.