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Climbers who have summitted multiple 6000m peaks in the Andes.

 This page last updated 23rd July 2024.  

This is the list of climbers who have climbed a large number of the 100 major 6000m summits in the Andes (those with over 400m of prominence). See our 6000m peak list for details of these peaks.

If you think you are eligible to be added to this list, or can update your entry, PLEASE get in touch. I would like it to be as accurate as possible. Email me at these Contact details. I will need a list of the 6000m peaks you have reached the summit of. To keep the list consistent I use only the 400m prominence 6000m peak list as published on this website. See the note at the foot of this page for some "contorversial" exclusions.

This list 2024 John Biggar. Individual entries copyright to the individauls


The List

Climbers with more than (or nearly) 20 major 6000m + ascents.

Arranged by TOTAL 6000m ascents p.200m+

My l6000m peak lists do not include the following peaks Contrahierbas,Tocllaraju, Caraz, Artesonraju, Capurata, Muertito (for all there is some strong evidence they are not 6000m!). By my lists there are 100 Andean 6000m peaks with 400m+ of prominence. With an additional 35 Andean 6000m peaks with 200m+ prominence, giving a total of 135 peaks.

Sources:-
*   reported in person to me
 Peakbagger.com  2023
*   Alta Montanha website 2023 & correspondence with Pedro Hauck 2024
all others – best info from Facebook, personal websites, etc.

 

NAME NATION MAJOR 6000m SUMMITS
(p.400+)
MINOR 6000m SUMMITS
(p.200m+)
TOTAL 6000m ASCENTS TOTAL SUMMITS WITH REPEAT ASCENTS NOTES
Maximo Kausch ARG/BRA 73 4 77   Data several years old
John Biggar * SCO 58 8 66 140  
Pedro Hauck * BRA 61 61 97 See his Alta Montanha website as well
Michel Siegenthaler * SUI 51 4 55   60x6000m in his 60th year.... but 5 do not feature on the lists I maintain.
Wilfried Studer AUT 38 2 40   Data from www.w-studer.at
Daniel Perler       39    
Rodney Gonzalez * CHI     37   Reported to have climbed all the 6000m peaks in Chile
Luiz Valerio Pedrosa Cavalieri  * BRA 33   33    
Luciana Moro  * BRA 31   31 41  
Maria Tereza Ulbrich * BRA 30 1 31 47
Agustina Mazzeo *   29 2 31    
Alexander von Gotz GER     30    
Thomas Rankin * SCO 26 4 30   One of John Biggars regular clients
Waldemar Niclevicz * BRA 29 1 30    
Christian Stangl * AUT 29   29    
Guillermo Almaraz * ARG 28   28    
Mario Sepulveda * CHI 25 2 27   January 2021
Santiago Quintero ECU     27   info from Pedro Hauck
Ricardo Rui  * BRA 27   27    
Dario Bracali (QEPD) ARG     26    
Johan Reinhard * USA     25   2021 figure
Arkaitz Ibarra * ARG 22 3 25    
Marcelo Delvaux   *
(DEP)
BRA 22 4 26 54 12 times up Aconcagua!
Marcelo sadly died on Coropuna, June 2024.
Tim Bogdanov * SWE 22 2 24   2020 info direct + addititonal peaks in 2022 estimated
Neil & Harriet Pike  * ENG 23   23   Mostly reached by bicycle!
Sylvia Studer AUT 22   22   Data from www.w-studer.at
Marion Braun *   21 1 22    
Barry Woods * ENG 20 2 22   One of John Biggars regular clients
Nate Heald * USA/PER 16 2 18 numerous Many of these dangerous and hard Peruvian 6000'ers
Bruno Baschung  * FRA 18   18 19  

This list 2024  John Biggar.

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NOTES ON PEAK HEIGHTS AND INCLUSIONS

Note that there are a number of outstanding issues with peak heights in the Andes, particularly concerning the eligibility of the following peaks for the different lists due to height, prominence or even both:-
Artesonraju, Tocllaraju, Pucajirca, Caraz and Contrahierbas in the Cordillera Blanca - these peaks may or may not be 6000m, they all  have enough prominence. Currently only Pucajirca is listed as over 6000m by me, but this is subject to change if we get new evidence or even a new accurate survey!!
El Muertito in the Puna may or may not have enough prominence and also may or may not be above 6000m, it is currently listed as under 6000m. Cienaga in the Nevados de Cachi is definitely over 6000m high. It is currently listed by me as a subsidiary peak with only 380m prominence, but it may turn out to have over 400m prominence.

 

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