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Pico Colon c.5730m

Pico Colon is possibly the highest peak in Colombia, but there is a lot of uncertainty if the neighbouring Pico Bolivar may be higher. The twin peaks lie in the north of the country and are the highest peaks in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Unfortunately safe and unrestricted access to these mountains is very hard to get at the moment, although an ANDES trip did get in and make an ascent of Pico Colon in December 2015.

The height quoted above is taken from a handheld GPS survey in December 2015.

 Bolivar form above the col with Pico Colon.

Pico Bolivar seen from high up on Pico Colon.  

Bolivar and Colon from the east

Above is a picture of Bolivar and Colon (on the left) from near the high camp on the north side of the mountains.

Climbing the glacier on Pico Colon, Colombia

Climbing the northwest glacier couloir on Pico Colon, 5730m, Colombia.

 

On the summit of Pico Colon.

On the summit of Pico Colon. Pico La Reina can just be made out through the cloud to the right of the climbers knee.

 

For details of how to climb Colon and the neighbouring peak of Pico Bolivar, please see our guidebooks, which are available in English, Spanish, Polish and French editions, direct from us or from all good bookshops and mountaineering shops.

 Cannons in the city of Cartagena, a pretty tourist city on the Colombian Caribean near to these mountians.

Cannons in the city of Cartagena, a pretty tourist city on the Colombian Caribean near to these mountians.

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