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Pico Colon 5710m

Colon is the joint highest peak in Colombia with Pico Bolivar. It lies in the north of the country and  the equal  highest peak in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

Unfortunately safe access to these mountains is almost impossible at the moment.

Bolivar and the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta from the air, January 2006.

This is a picture of Bolivar and Colon seen from the normal high camp, with permission from the Colombian climber Sergio Llano's  website.

For details of how to climb Colon and the neighbouring peak of 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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