This page last updated 26th December 2022.
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 © 2022 John Biggar. Individual entries copyright to the individauls
Climbers with more than (or nearly) 20 major 6000m + ascents
My 400+ list does not include Contrahierbas,Tocllaraju, Caraz, Artesonraju, Capurata, Muertito (for all there is some evidence they are not 6000m!). By my lists there are 100 Andean 6000m peaks with 400m+ of prominence. An additional 35 Andean 6000m peaks with 200m+ prominence, giving a total of 135 peaks.
* reported in person to me
* Alta Montanha website 2021
all others – best info from Facebook, personal websites, etc.
|NAME||NATION||MAJOR 6000m SUMMITS
|MINOR 6000m SUMMITS
|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||135|
|Michel Siegenthaler *||SUI||51||4||55||60x6000m in his 60th year.... but 5 do not feature on the lists I maintain.|
|Pedro Hauck *||BRA||50||50||63||January 2021 info. Has done several more now|
|Wilfried Studer||AUT||38||2||40||Data from www.w-studer.at|
|Alexander von Gotz||GER||30|
|Thomas Rankin *||SCO||26||4||30||One of John Biggars regular clients|
|Waldemar Niclevicz *||BRA||29||1||30|
|Mario Sepulveda *||CHI||25||2||27||January 2021|
|Santiago Quintero||ECU||27||info from Pedro Hauck|
|Dario Bracali (QEPD)||ARG||26|
|Johan Reinhard *||USA||25||2021 figure|
|Arkaitz Ibarra *||ARG||22||3||25|
|Tim Bogdanov *||SWE||22||2||24||2020 info direct + addititonal peaks in 2022 estimated|
|Neil & Harriet Pike *||ENG||23||23||Mostly reached by bicycle! Harriet is probably the leading lady.|
|Guillermo Almaraz *||ARG||22||22|
|Sylvia Studer||AUT||21||22||Data from www.w-studer.at|
|Marcelo Delvaux *||BRA||18||3||21||30|
|Barry Woods *||ENG||18||2||20||One of John Biggars regular clients|
|Maria Tereza Ulbrich *||BRA?||19||19|
|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 © 2022 John Biggar.
NOTES ON PEAK HEIGHTS AND
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 us, 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 380m prominence, but it may turn out to have over 400m prominence.