The Subsidiary 5800-5999m peaks of the Andes
This page last updated on 3rd April 2020.
This page lists the 29 peaks of height 5800m-5999m in the Andes with over (or about) 200m of prominence, but without the 400m prominence necessary to qualify as a major peak. 16 have over 300m of prominence.
Heights in red below have been revised due to digital elevation data (mainly the SRTM data). Many thanks to Jonathan de Ferranti (2005) and Eberhard Jurgalski (2013) for help with this.
For the major, 400m prominence peaks over 5000m start on this page:-
This list © 2016-2020 John Biggar. 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 200m but less that 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.
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. ???? means the peak has definitely been climbed in the modern era, just that the exact date is unknown.
The subsidiary 5000m peaks of the Andes
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.
Peaks marked with a * have an explanatory note at the foot of the table.
|Pissis - Tres Picos||5990||238||F||Puna||2768||Argentina||
|Chaupi Orco Norte||5990||220||Cord. Apolobamba||1469||Peru-Bolivia||1958|
|Pissis - Punta Este||5985||353||F||Puna||2768||Argentina|
|Olivares Sur||5950||208||Agua Negra||2970||Argentina|
|Majadita Sur||5945||224||F||Agua Negra||2970||Argentina|
|Marmolejo Norte||5930||213||F||High Andes||Chile-Argetnina||1953|
|Nuevo Mundo Norte||5920||358||F||Cord. Lipez||2166||Bolivia||1902|
|Nuevo Mundo SE||5915||212||Cord. Lipez||2166||Bolivia|
|V. del Viento NE||5904||378||F||Puna||2768||Argentina||2010|
|Chachani Central||5870||233||F||Cord. Occidental||Peru||????|
|Chachani Este||5865||268||F||Cord. Occidental||Peru||????|
Negro Overo (Famatina)
|Santa Cruz Norte||5827||369||Cord. Blanca||0977||Peru||1967|
|Paniri Sur||5810||199||F||Cord Occidental||2267||Chile-Bolivia|
|Yayamari Oeste||5795||234||Cord. Vilcanota||1371||Peru||1969|
This list and all photos unless stated © 2016-2020 John Biggar.
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.