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The 5500-6000m peaks of the Andes - page 1

This page last updated on 14th November 2016.

This page lists the  peaks of height 5780m-5999m in the Andes, peaks number 101-200 in our lists. 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 four big files!!!

Heights in red below have been revised due to the SRTM data or digital photo analysis. Many thanks to Jonathan de Ferranti (2005) and Eberhard Jurgalski (2013 thru to 2015)  for help with this.

Go to peaks 201-300   (5624m-5780m)

Go to peaks 301-394  (5500m-5622m)

Go to index of all 5000m peak lists

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



The criterion used to select this list is a re-ascent height (prominence) of 400m from any higher peak. Peak numbers follow on from our list of the 100 peaks over 6000m, so start at number 101. 

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.

The peaks are arranged in groups of ten.  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.

 


The 5000m peaks of the Andes - Page 1

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Peaks marked with a *  have an explanatory note at the foot of the table.

 

  PEAK HEIGHT GRADE

AREA

GRID

COUNTRY

FIRST ASCENT
  101 to 110  
101 Artesonraju   * 5999 AD/D Cord. Blanca 0877 Peru

1932

102 Capurata   * 5996 F Cord.Occidental  1869 Chile-Bolivia 1967
103 Alto Toroni  (Sillajguay)  * 5995 F Cord.Occidental  1968 Chile-Bolivia before 2013 *
104 Polleras  5993 n/k  High Andes 3369 Chile-Argentina 1908
105 Pumasillo 5991 n/k Cord. Vilcabamba 1372 Peru 1957
106 El Muertito    * 5988  F Puna 2768 Argentina-Chile 2010-11
107 Tacora    5980  n/k Cord.Occidental 1769  Chile 1904
108

Tocllaraju *

c.5980 AD Cord. Blanca   Peru 1939
109 Caraz * c.5980 AD/D Cord. Blanca   Peru 1955
110 Sabancaya   * 5976 F Cord. Occidental 1571 Peru  1966
  111 to 120  
111 Sairecabur     5971 F Cord. Occidental 2267 Chile-Bolivia  1980
112 Caquella o Callijon   5960 n/k Occidental 2167 Bolivia 1984
113  Pajonales    5958 F Northern Puna  2468 Chile
114 Plata    5955 F High Andes 3369 Argentina 1925
115

Contrahierbas  * (Yanaraju)

5954 AD/D Cord. Blanca 0977 Peru 1939
116

Juncal

5953 n/k High Andes 3370 Argentina-Chile 1911
117

Peñas Azules 

5950 F Puna 2868  Argentina
118 Polacos 5950 n/k High Andes 3269 Argentina 1937
119 Polapi    5949 F Cord. Occidental 2168 Chile ????
120

Alpamayo  

5947 AD/D  Cord. Blanca  0877  Peru 1957
  121 to 130  
121 Paniri 5946 F Cord. Occidental 2268 Chile 1980
122 Pilar de las Pailas (Luracatao) 5946 Puna 2566 Argentina

1984

123

Ameghino   

5940 PD/AD High Andes 3269 Argentina 1938
124 Puntiagudo    5940 F Puna 2768 Argentina-Chile 2011
125 Chañi   5930 F Northern Puna  2465 Argentina  1901
126 Licancabur 5930 F Cord Occidental 2267 Chile-Bolivia 1884
127 Nuevo Mundo     5929 F Cord. Lipez 2166 Bolivia 1903 
128

(un-named)  Volcan del Viento NE

5928 F Puna 2768 Argentina 2010
129 Aguas Calientes     5924 F Northern Puna 2367 Chile 1971
130

del Toro

5920 Puna 2668 Chile
  131 to 140  
131  Piedra Parada (Azufrera) 5920 F Puna 2668 Chile 1976
132 Lag. Escondida   5918 F Puna 2668 Argentina pre 2016
133 Humantay 5917 Cord.Vilcabamba 1372 Peru 1956
134 Cololo 5915  Cord. Apolobamba 1469  Bolivia 1957
135 Moro (Majadita S)  5915  Agua Negra  3069  Argentina
136 Galan 5912 F Puna 2567 Argentina 1953
137

Laguna Blanca Norte

5910 F Puna 2667  Argentina
138 Mulas Muertas   5910 F Puna 2668 Chile ????
139 Falso Azufre    5906 F Puna 2668 Argentina-Chile ????
140 Chucula    5900 Puna 2667  Argentina
141 to 150  
141 Soreguera  (Sonequera) 5899 Cord. Lipez 2267  Bolivia
142 Chulu Bayo 5898 F Puna 2768 Argentina-Chile 2012
143 Ticlla 5897 Cord. Central 1275  Peru 1963
144

Cotopaxi  

5897 F/PD Ecuador 0078 Ecuador 1872
145 Putana  5890  Cord. Occidental 2267  Chile-Bolivia
146

Miñiques

5890 F Northern Puna  2367 Chile 1972
147 Puntas Negras  5890   F N Puna 2367 Chile
148

Ansilta    

5887 F High Andes 3169 Argentina 1956
149

Pircas de Indios 

5886 F Puna 2668 Chile ????
150

Piramide  

5885 Cord Blanca 0877 Peru 1957
151 to 160  
151 dos Conos  5880 F Puna 2668  Argentina 1965
152 Loromayu   5880 Lipez 2267 

Bolivia

153

Cañapa

5882 Occidental 2167  Bolivia  
154 Ulta  5875  Cord Blanca 0977 Peru 1961
155 Laguna Verde     5872 Puna 2668 Chile 1971
156

Calzada 

5871 Cord Real 1568 Bolivia 1962
157 Jotabeche 5870 F Puna  2769 Chile
158

Carabaya  (Cibaray)

5869 Cord Occidental 1968 Bolivia ????
159 Mururata 5869   F Cord Real  1667  Bolivia 1915
160

Ollague

5868 F Cord Occidental 2168 Chile-Bolivia 1888
161 to 170  
161 del Potro    5864 F High Andes 2869 Argentina-Chile 1971
162 Majadita Norte 5860 F Agua Negra 3069 Argentina 2010
163 San Pedro 5860 F Northern Puna 2266  Argentina   
164 Volcan San Jose 5856 F High Andes 3369 Chile-Argentina 1931
165

Casiri 

5857 Cord Real  1568   Bolivia 1972
166

Ananea

5853  PD Apolobamba 1469 Peru 1958
167

Peinado

5850 F Puna 2668  Argentina 1965
168 Tinte  5849    Cord. Lipez 2267 Bolivia-Argentina 1939
169

del Azufre 

5848 Cord  Occidental 2168  Chile
170 San Juan 5843  Blanca 0977  Peru 1957
171 to 180  
171 Olivares NE 5841   F Agua Negra 3069  Argentina-Chile 1996
172 Tomasamil    5840 Occidental 2167 Bolivia ????
173 Putre (Taapaca) 5840 F Cord Occidental 1869 Chile 1979
174

Tebenquicho

5837 F N. Puna 2567  Argentina 1958
175 Taulliraju   5830 Blanca 0877 Peru 1956
176

Nacimiento del Jague

5829 F Puna 2768  Argentina 1996
177

Callijon  

5827 PD/AD Apolobamba 1469 Peru 1958
178 Huellancalloc (Pupuya)   5825  Cord Apolobamba 1569 Bolivia 1957
179

Misti

5822 F Cord Occidental 1671 Peru 1784
180 Pastos Grandes 5820   Cord Occidental 2167 Bolivia  
181 unnamed   5819 Cord Occidental  2267 Chile-Bolivia
182 Sahuasiray   5818   Cord. Urubamba 1371 Peru 1963
183 Tutupaca 5815 Cord Occidental 1770 Peru 1950
184 unnamed  5811 Puna 2768  Argentina
185 Tocorpuri  5808 F Cord Occidental  2267 Chile-Bolivia 1939
186

Tambillos

5806   Agua Negra 2869  Chile-Argentina 1969
187 Allincapac (Schio)  5805 Cord. Aricoma 1377 Peru 1960
188

Tapaquilcha  (Aguas Calientes)

5800   Cord. Occidental 2167 Bolivia  
189 Huanacuni 5796 Apolobamba 1469 Bolivia ????
190

de la Aguada (Camucho)

5795   N. Puna 2567 Argentina 1904
191 Chaupiquiña  5795 Cord. Occidental  1769  Chile-Peru
192 Lejia 5793 N Puna 2367 Chile 1980
193 Cayambe  5790 PD Ecuador  0177 Ecuador 1880
194 Puquintica   5790 Cord Occidental  1868  Chile-Bolivia
195 Quimsachata 5785 Cord.Occidental   1968 Chile-Bolivia
196 Abasraju 5785   Cord. Blanca 0877 Peru  
197 Leon Muerto    5785   Puna 2668 Chile  
198 Nocarane 5784   F Cord. Occidental 1671 Peru
199 Llongote 5780 Central 1275 Peru 1963
200 Alccachaya (Intermedio)   5780 PD Cord. Vilcanota 1370  Peru 1956

Go to Peaks 201-300     (5624-5780m)

Go to Peaks 301-394     (5500-5624m)

Go to Peaks 395-855     (5000-5499m)

*****   Notes :-

101 - Artesonraju, 108 Tocllaraju, 109 Caraz and 115 Contrahierbas - may be over 6000m. DAV 1930's survey heights are 6025, 6034, 6025 and 6036m respectively. The heights for Artesonraju and Contrahierbas given here are from the (possibly less accurate) PIGM 1950's surveys/maps. Caraz and Tocllaraju are best guesses form digital elevation data and photo-analysis.  I have a strong suspicion that many of the original DAV heights will be lower due to glacier/snow melt.
106 - Capurata - may be over 6000m. SRTM data give a height of at least 5979m.
107 - El Muertito - SRTM data indicate it may be as high as 6005m and may also have (or not have) 400m prominence!!!
108 - Alto Toroni - is another candidate that may be over 6000m. SRTM data give a height of at least 5981m.
110 - Sabancaya - may not have sufficient prominence, very close to the 400m level

This list and all photos unless stated © 2001-2016 John Biggar.

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SOURCES FOR HEIGHTS USED ON THIS WEBSITE

In areas of South America the heights of some peaks are still subject to debate. Some Argentine peaks have AIGM survey heights that are 300m higher than the Chilean heights. The main areas for which no accurate survey maps exist are the Mercedario to Tupungato area of Argentina and the Patagonian ice-caps area. The heights given on this site are thought to be generally the most accurate figures taken from the following sources. Neate's book was sometimes used when no survey height was available. In some uncertain areas confirmation, or at least corroboration, of many heights has been sought from the SRTM data and/or from photographic analysis.

Venezuela and Colombia - Neate, confirmed where possible in Colombia by CIGM 1:100,000

Ecuador - IGM 1:50,000 newest sheet available.

Peru - IGM 1:100,000 sheets. The AV 1930's surveys of the Cordillera Blanca have been used where the PIGM sheets do not give a height (Note - the AV heights are mostly 20-30m higher than PIGM heights)

Bolivia - The AV maps for the Illimani and Ancohuma areas, otherwise BIGM 1:50,000 sheets or 1:250,000 sheets. SRTM data was used to confirm or change many heights in poorly surveyed areas, particularly the Cordillera Lipez.

Argentina - many from Argentine IGM 1:250,000 sheets. However much SRTM data was used to confirm or change many heights in poorly surveyed areas.

Chile and Chile/Bolivia and Chile/Argentina border peaks - Chilean IGM 1:50,000 or 1:250,000 sheets, which are generally much more modern than Argentine surveys in this area. SRTM data was used to confirm or change many heights in poorly surveyed areas.

Patagonia - ChIGM 1:250,000 sheets where possible, Andes Patagonicos sheets for peaks on the icecaps, Fitzroy area and Cord. Darwin with some more important heights confirmed (where possible) by the SRTM data.

 

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