This page last updated 3rd April 2020.
This is the list of the 31 six thousand metre peaks in the Andes with between 200m and 400m of prominence. For the 100 major 6000m summits with over 400m of prominence see our 6000m peak list.
Heights in red below have been revised due to the SRTM (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission) data, ASTER data, handheld GPS data or other recent information sources. Many thanks to Jonathan de Ferranti in 2004 and also Eberhard Jurgalski and Maximo Kausch in 2013-2014 for help with this. Click here for Jonathans list of the ten most prominent peaks in the Andes
See also the 99% accurate 5000m peaks of the Andes This link is to the index page for many further pages containing peaks from 5000m-5999m.
Patagonian Peaks A listing of the major summits in Patagonia.
These lists are © 2013-2020 John Biggar.
All heights are in metres.
The criterion used to select these lists are prominence height (re-ascent from the lowest col) of between 200m-400m from any higher peak.
By our lists there are 100 Andean 6000m peaks with 400m+ of
An additional 17 Andean 6000m peaks with 300m+ prominence, giving a total of 117 peaks.
A further additional 18 Andean 6000m peaks with 200m+ prominence, giving a total of 135 peaks.
However there are a number of outstanding issues,
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 may or may not be 6000m, it is currently listed as under 6000m. Cienaga in the Nevados de Cachi is definitely over 6000m, and although currently listed here as a subsidiary peak it may turn out to have over 400m prominence.
The grades given are for the easiest ascent route.
All heights are in metres.
The Subsidiary 6000m peaks of the Andes
|1||Pissis II - UPAME *||6790||F||Puna||Argentina||c.300|
|3||Coropuna Casulla||6377||F||Cord. Occidental||Peru||350|
|4||Coropuna Este||6305||F||Cord. Occidental||Peru||365|
|5||Huandoy Sur||6160||D||Cord. Blanca||Peru||350|
|6||Pissis - Media||6140||F||Puna||Argentina||300|
|7||Los Gemelos Norte||6135||F||Puna||Argentina||350|
|8||Cumbre del Laudo *||6122||F||Puna||Chile||300|
|9||Yerupaja Chico||6121||n/k||Cord. Huayhuash||Peru||370|
|10||Colquecruz (Alcamarinayoc)||6102||n/k||Cord. Vilcanota||Peru||340|
|12||Tres Cruces Norte||6030||F||Puna||Chile||390|
|14||Pucajirca Oeste *||c.6005||n/k||Cord. Blanca||Peru||330|
This list © 2013-2020 John Biggar.
1 - Pissis UPAME - The second highest Pissis
peak has very close to 300m prominence, more accurate surveys are
8 - Cumbre del Laudo - As above, very close to 300m prominence.
12 - Pucajirca Oeste - The PIGM map is very vague, and does not give a spot height. The height used is an estimate from photo analysis of Pucajirca main peak (c.6010m), but this peak may well be under 6000m high.
11 - Cienaga - May turn out to have over 400m prominence.
Caraz Este in the Cordillera Blanca, often
quoted as 6060m high, has sufficient prominence, but recent data appears to
indicate that it and Caraz Oeste are both under 6000m high.
|1||Cazadero SW (Huayco)||6475||F||Puna||Argentina||200|
|2||Pissis - Hombro||6430||F||Puna||Argentina||220|
|3||Illimani Norte||6403||D||Cord Real||Bolivia||240|
|5||Huandoy Oeste||6342||AD/D||Cord. Blanca||Peru||230|
|7||Bonete Norte (Pioneros) *||6240||F||Puna||Argentina||c.280-300|
|9||Bonete Norte II (Sargento Federico)||6185||F||Puna||Argentina||210|
|10||Los Gemelos Sur||6130||F||Puna||Argentina||260|
|11||Bonete Norte III||6175||F||Puna||Argentina||200|
|12||Pissis - Altar||6130||F||Puna||Argentina||280|
|14||Alma Negra||6120||F||High Andes||Argentine||250|
|15||Bicentenario (Bonete Norte IV or p.6092)||6092||F||Puna||Argentina||200|
This list © 2013-2020 John Biggar.
7 - Pioneros - The highest peak in the Cordon de los Pioneros north of Bonete has very close to 300m prominence, more accurate surveys are needed!.
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Many thanks to Eberhard Jurgalski for help with this list. We're pretty sure there will be a few peaks missing from this list, since 10m of prominence can be quite hard to pick up on either maps with 100m contours, or through the digital elevation data.
|1||Aconcagua Sur||6925||F||High Andes||Argentina||120|
|2||Pissis UPAME II||6785||F||Puna||Argentina||130|
|4||ATA (Cazadero N)||6520||F||Puna||Argentina||175|
|5||Nacimiento E (p. 6436)||6460||F||Puna||Argentina||130|
|9||Pissis Hombro II||6150||F||Puna||Argentina||155|
|10||Sierra Nevada Oeste||6140||F||Puna||Chile||180|
|11||Copa Norte||6125||PD||Cord. Blanca||Peru||100|
|12||Aucanquilcha Oeste||6120||F||Cord. Occidental||Chile||170|
|14||Olivares Norte||6105||F||High Andes||Chile-Argentina||130|
|15||Aucanquilcha Este||6100||F||Cord. Occidental||Chile||180|
|16||Pico del Norte||6085||Cord. Real||Bolivia||160|
|17||Pabellon Este||6060||F||High Andes||Argentina||140|
|18||Peña Blanca Sur||6040||F||Puna||Chile||160|
|20||Chacraraju Este||6001||ED||Cord. Blanca||Peru||175|
|21||Huandoy Este||6000||Cord. Blanca||Peru||175|
|22||Tres Cruces Sureste||6000||F||Puna||Argentina||130|
This list © 2016-2020 John Biggar.
SOURCES FOR HEIGHTS USED ON THIS WEBSITE
In areas of South America the heights of some peaks are still subject to debate. Some Argentine peaks have AIGM survey heights that are 300m higher than the Chilean heights. The main areas for which no accurate survey maps exist are the Mercedario to Tupungato area of Argentina and the Patagonian ice-caps area. The heights given on this site are thought to be generally the most accurate figures taken from the following sources. In all areas Neate's book was used when no survey height was available. In the most uncertain areas detailed above confirmation of many heights has been sought from the SRTM data or hand-held GPS readings..
Venezuela and Colombia - Neate, confirmed where possible in Colombia by CIGM 1:100,000
Ecuador - IGM 1:50,000 newest sheet available.
Peru - IGM 1:100,000 sheets. The AV 1930?s surveys of the Cordillera Blanca have been used where the PIGM sheets do not give a height (Note - the AV heights are mostly 20-30m higher than PIGM heights)
Bolivia - The AV maps for the Illimani and Ancohuma areas, otherwise BIGM 1:50,000 sheets or 1:250,000 sheets.
Argentina - mostly Argentine IGM 1:250,000 sheets. SRTM data was used to confirm or change many heights in poorly surveyed areas.
Chile and Chile/Bolivia and Chile/Argentina border peaks - Chilean IGM 1:50,000 or 1:250,000 sheets, which are generally much more modern than Argentine surveys in this area.
Patagonia - ChIGM 1:250,000 sheets where possible, Andes Patagonicos sheets for peaks on the icecaps, Fitzroy area and Cord. Darwin with some more important heights confirmed (where possible) by the SRTM data.