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The 5000m peaks of the Andes.

This page last updated 19th May 2022  

We have now listed and located all the 5000m peaks in the Andes (with over 400m re-ascent, or prominence) on this website, nearly 900 peaks over 5000m, spread over many files!!!

Heights in red have been revised due to digital elevation data (especially SRTM data). Many thanks to Jonathan de Ferranti (2004), Eberhard Jurgalski (2013) and more recently Max Kausch and Suzie Imber for help with this.

Heights in green on the pages for 5000-5499m high peaks have been estimated from Google Earth and/or Open Street Map data.

This list 1999 - 2020 John Biggar. This list is now believed to be about 99% accurate i.e. there are probably less than 10 peaks not included that should be and perhaps a similar number included that should not be due to either height or prominence issues. All heights are in metres.

We also have a list of all the 300 or more peaks featured on this website in alphabetical order


Peaks over 5500m....................

5000m peaks page 1 for peaks from  5780m to 5999m, numbers 101 to 200.

 5000m peaks page 2  for peaks from  5630m to 5780m, numbers 201-300.

 5000m peaks page 3  for peaks from  5500m to 5630m, numbers 301-395.


Peaks below 5500m..........

Andean peaks numbers 396 to 876 (peaks from 5499m down to 5000m) are on the links reached from here:-

5000m peaks page 4 has peaks from    5398m to 5498m high.

5000m peaks page 5 has peaks from    5293m to 5398m high.

5000m peaks page 6 has peaks from   5183m to 5291m high.

5000m peaks page 7 has peaks from    5075m to 5183m high.

5000m peaks page 8 has peaks from    5000m to 5075m high.


In addition we have two new files with a provisional list of peaks over 5000m with less than 400m prominence here:-

5800-5999m Andean peaks with 200-400m prominence

5000-5800m Andean peaks with 300-400m prominence.



The criterion used to select this list is a re-ascent height (prominence) of 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.

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.

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.


for the top 100 6000m+ peaks in the Andes with 400m prominence see our  6000m peaks page.


All these lists  © 1999-2020  John Biggar.