List of Ultras of South America

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This is a list of the 209 ultra prominent peaks, or Ultras in South America. An Ultra is a mountain summit with a topographic prominence of 1,500 metres (4,921 ft) or more.

Guiana Highlands[edit]

Monte Roraima, on the triple Venezuela / Guyana / Brazil border (its summit is within Venezuela)
No Peak Country Elevation (m) Prominence (m) Col (m)
1 Pico da Neblina  Brazil 2,994 2,886 108
2 Monte Roraima  Venezuela 2,810 2,338 472
3 Marahuaca  Venezuela 2,832 2,289 543
4 Serrania Guanay  Venezuela 2,392 2,026 366
5 Serra Imeri  Venezuela /  Brazil 2,500 1,951 549
6 Serra Tulu Tuloi  Brazil 2,140 1,950 190
7 Serra da Mocidade  Brazil 1,980 1,830 150
8 Sierra de Maigualida  Venezuela 2,350 1,790 560
9 Serra do Pacu  Brazil 1,880 1,712 168
10 Cerro Cerbatana  Venezuela 2,080 1,708 372
11 Cero Raya  Venezuela 2,070 1,686 384
12 Chimata Tepuy  Venezuela 2,675 1,658 1017
13 Tulu Tuloi II  Brazil 1,780 1,584 196
14 Meseta del Cerro Jaua  Venezuela 2,395 1,572 823

Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Cordillera Oriental and Cordillera de Mérida[edit]

No Peak Country Elevation (m) Prominence (m) Col (m)
1 Pico Cristóbal Colón  Colombia 5,775 5,584 191
2 Pico Bolívar  Venezuela 4,981 3,957 1024
3 Pico Humboldt  Venezuela 4,940 3,987 930
4 Ritacuba Blanco  Colombia 5,410 3,645 1765
5 Tristeza  Venezuela 2,596 2,456 140
6 Pico Naiguata  Venezuela 2,765 2,455 310
7 Pintado  Colombia /  Venezuela 3,660 2,181 140
8 Saliente del Rio Guape  Colombia 4,180 1,835 2345
9 Cordillera los Pichacos  Colombia 3,630 1,704 1926
10 Cordillera de los Cobardes  Colombia 3,420 1,658 1762
11 Pico el Turmal  Venezuela 3,560 1,542 2018
12 Paramo el Nevado  Colombia 4,250 1,532 2718
13 Cuchilla San Lorenzo  Colombia 2,866 1,522 1344
14 Cerro el Cerron  Venezuela 2,100 1,500 600

Cordillera Occidental and Cordillera Central[edit]

No Peak Country Elevation (m) Prominence (m) Col (m)
1 Nevado del Huila  Colombia 5,390 2,650 2740
2 Tamana  Colombia 4,100 2,573 1527
3 Farallones de Cali  Colombia 4,050 2,309 1741
4 Farallones de Citara  Colombia 4,050 2,280 1770
5 Calima  Colombia 3,840 2,242 1598
6 Nevado del Ruiz  Colombia 5,300 2,035 3265
7 Paramo Frontino  Colombia 3,950 1,953 1997
8 Napi  Colombia 3,860 1,837 2023
9 Tacarcuna  Colombia 1,870 1,765 105
10 San Lucas  Colombia 2,270 1,702 568
11 Torra  Colombia 2,820 1,659 1161
10 Cumbal  Colombia 4,760 1,575 3185
12 Paramillo  Colombia 3,730 1,559 2171
13 Alto de Nique  Colombia /  Panama 1,730 1,557 174

Cordilleras of Ecuador[edit]

Chimborazo, Ecuador
Cotopaxi, Ecuador
Pichincha, Ecuador
No Peak Country Elevation (m) Prominence (m) Col (m)
1 Chimborazo  Ecuador 6,267 4,122 2145
2 Cotopaxi  Ecuador 5,896 2,403 3493
3 Cayambe  Ecuador 5,790 2,075 3715
4 El Altar  Ecuador 5,319 2,072 3247
5 Cordillera del Cóndor  Ecuador 2,950 2,011 939
6 Cotacachi  Ecuador 4,944 1,837 3107
7 Illiniza Sur  Ecuador 5,263 1,750 3513
8 Antisana  Ecuador 5,704 1,678 4026
9 Pichincha  Ecuador 4,794 1,652 3142
10 Sangay  Ecuador 5,300 1,588 3712
11 Tungurahua  Ecuador 5,016 1,554 3462
12 Sumaco  Ecuador 3,790 1,536 2254
13 Imbabura  Ecuador 4,634 1,519 3115

Galápagos[edit]

No Peak Country Elevation (m) Prominence (m) Col (m)
1 Volcán Wolf  Ecuador (Isabela Island) 1,707 1,707 0
2 Cerro Azul  Ecuador (Isabela Island) 1,689 1,668 21

Cordillera Blanca and northern Peru[edit]

Huascarán, Peru
Yerupajá, Peru
No Peak Country Elevation (m) Prominence (m) Col (m)
1 Huascarán  Peru 6,768 2,776 3970
2 Yerupajá  Peru 6,634 2,028 4589
3 Mishawanka  Peru 4,118 1,826 2292
4 Abra la Esperanza  Peru 3,660 1,798 1862
5 Campanario  Peru 4,010 1,778 2232
6 Point 2868  Peru 2,868 1,662 1206
7 Huandoy  Peru 6,395 1,645 4715
8 Huantsan  Peru 6,369 1,633 4736
9 Jallaqata  Peru 5,567 1,582 3985
10 Bravo  Peru 3,970 1,571 2399
11 Pico Sira  Peru 2,450 1,564 886
12 Champara  Peru 5,735 1,509 4226

Cordillera Oriental and Willkapampa[edit]

No Peak Country Elevation (m) Prominence (m) Col (m)
1 Salcantay  Peru 6,271 2,540 3724
2 Illimani  Bolivia 6,438 2,451 3987
3 Ausangate  Peru 6,372 2,085 4287
4 HP Cordillera Vilcabamba  Peru 4,150 2,070 2080
5 Janq'u Uma  Bolivia 6,438 2,451 3987
6 Sawasiray  Peru 5,818 1,957 4470
7 Gigante  Bolivia 5,748 1,768 3980
8 Cumbre Salto del Fraile  Bolivia 4,480 1,660 2820
9 Chorolque  Bolivia 5,520 1,542 3978
10 Chawpi Urqu  Bolivia /  Peru 6,044 1,537 4507
11 Phutulu Punta  Bolivia 4,284 1,519 2765

Cordillera Occidental[edit]

No Peak Country Elevation (m) Prominence (m) Col (m)
1 Nevado Sajama  Bolivia 6,542 2,428 4094
2 Coropuna  Peru 6,425 2,208 4197
3 Aucanquilcha  Chile 6,176 2,165 4011
4 Sara Sara  Peru 5,505 2,060 3445
5 Volcán San Pedro  Chile 6,145 2,024 4121
6 Ampato  Peru 6,288 1,997 4291
7 Parinacota Volcano  Bolivia /  Chile 6,342 1,989 4353
8 Chachani  Peru 6,057 1,963 4094
9 Palpana  Chile 6,040 1,947 4093
10 El Misti  Peru 5,822 1,785 4037
11 Alto Toroni  Bolivia /  Chile 5,995 1,733 4262
12 Tacora  Chile 5,988 1,721 4267
13 Ollagüe  Bolivia /  Chile 5,868 1,686 4182
14 Cerro Paniri  Chile 5,960 1,653 4307
15 Acamarachi  Chile 6,046 1,608 4438
16 Tunupa  Bolivia 5,321 1,601 3720
17 Callejon Canapa  Bolivia 5,900 1,595 4305
18 Tomasamil  Bolivia 5,830 1,590 4240
19 Cabaray  Bolivia 5,869 1,589 4280

Brazilian Highlands[edit]

No Peak Country Elevation (m) Prominence (m) Col (m)
1 Pico da Bandeira  Brazil 2,890 2,640 250
2 Pedra da Mina  Brazil 2,798 2,068 730
3 Pico Maior de Friburgo[1]  Brazil 2,316 1,897 419

Puna de Atacama to Aconcagua[edit]

No Peak Country Elevation (m) Prominence (m) Col (m)
1 Aconcagua  Argentina 6,962 6,962 0
2 Ojos del Salado  Argentina /  Chile 6,893 3,688 3205
3 Mercedario  Argentina 6,700 3,333 3367
4 Cerro del Bolsón  Argentina 5,552 3,252 2300
5 El Mela  Argentina 4,150 2,907 1243
6 Nevado de Famatina  Argentina 6,097 2,767 3330
7 Cerro el Manchao  Argentina 4,575 2,714 1861
8 Mogote Corralitos  Argentina 3,160 2,466 694
9 Llullaillaco  Argentina /  Chile 6,739 2,344 4395
10 Cerro Champaqui  Argentina 2,770 2,208 562
11 Cordillera de Ansilta  Argentina 5,887 2,205 3682
12 Nevado de Chañi  Argentina 5,930 2,166 3764
13 Nevado el Cachi  Argentina 6,380 2,146 4234
14 Monte Pissis  Argentina 6,795 2,145 4650
15 Majadita  Argentina 6,280 2,113 4167
16 Cerro Pircas  Argentina 4,380 2,070 2310
17 Socompa  Argentina /  Chile 6,051 2,015 4036
18 Antofalla  Argentina 6,440 1,957 4483
19 Cerro Malcante  Argentina 5,100 1,917 3183
20 Cerro del Toro  Argentina /  Chile 6,168 1,910 4258
21 Pular  Chile 6,233 1,898 4335
22 Aracar  Argentina 6,095 1,791 4304
23 Cerro Laguna Blanca  Argentina 6,012 1,778 4234
24 Copiapó  Chile 6,052 1,701 4351
25 Cerros de Pereyra  Argentina 2,640 1,690 950
26 Cumbres Calchaquies  Argentina 4,740 1,688 3052
27 Cerro El Cóndor  Argentina 6,414 1,660 4754
28 Nevado Queva  Argentina 6,140 1,635 4505
29 Cerro del Tambillo  Argentina 5,680 1,624 4056
30 Cerro Tebenquicho  Argentina 5,810 1,575 4238
31 Colanguil  Argentina 6,122 1,547 4575
32 Tres Quebradas  Argentina /  Chile 6,239 1,518 4721
33 Incahuasi  Argentina /  Chile 6,621 1,514 5107
34 Cerro Castillejos  Argentina 2,480 1,505 975

Mid Argentina and Chile south of Aconcagua[edit]

No Peak Country Elevation (m) Prominence (m) Col (m)
1 Tupungato  Argentina /  Chile 6,570 2,765 3805
2 Tronador  Argentina /  Chile 3,470 2,642 828
3 Lanín  Argentina /  Chile 3,740 2,624 1116
4 Cerro Nevado  Argentina 3,810 2,281 1529
5 Domuyo  Argentina 4,708 2,228 2480
6 Marmolejo  Argentina /  Chile 6,108 2,105 4003
7 Cerro Payún  Argentina 3,838 1,954 1884
8 Calbuco  Chile 2,015 1,946 69
9 Sosneado  Argentina 5,189 1,936 3253
10 Osorno  Chile 2,661 1,898 763
11 Llaima  Chile 3,125 1,819 1306
12 Sierra Velluda  Chile 3,535 1,784 1751
13 Cerro Cantillana  Chile 2,281 1,784 497
14 Picos del Barroso  Chile 5,180 1,755 3425
15 Tromen  Argentina 3,980 1,721 2259
16 Cerro Risco Plateado  Argentina 4,999 1,602 3397
17 Mocho-Choshuenco  Chile 2,422 1,587 835
18 Planchón-Peteroa  Argentina /  Chile 4,084 1,575 2509
19 Villarrica  Chile 2,860 1,575 1285
20 Nevado del Plomo  Argentina /  Chile 6,070 1,550 4520
21 Cerro Castillo  Argentina /  Chile 5,468 1,633 3835
22 Lonquimay  Chile 2,865 1,524 1341

Northern Patagonia[edit]

No Peak Country Elevation (m) Prominence (m) Col (m)
1 Monte San Valentín  Chile 4,058 3,696 362
2 Monte San Lorenzo  Argentina /  Chile 3,706 3,319 387
3 Melimoyu  Chile 2,440 2,272 168
4 Point 2390  Chile 2,390 2,239 151
5 Monte Zeballos  Argentina 2,700 2,228 472
6 Cerro Castillo  Chile 2,675 2,088 587
7 Cerro Macá  Chile 2,300 2,066 234
8 Cerro Arenales  Chile 3,437 1,900 1537
9 Macizo Nevado  Chile 2,100 1,840 260
10 Cerro Anexo  Argentina /  Chile 2,480 1,799 681
11 Cordillera Cristal  Chile 2,360 1,776 584
12 Nevado Queulat  Chile 2,300 1,738 562
13 Cerro Elefantes  Chile 2,000 1,671 329
14 Cerro Barros Arana  Chile 2,286 1,645 641
15 Cerro Huemules  Chile 1,910 1,634 276
16 Cordón Los Ñadis  Chile 1,780 1,622 158
17 Mentolat  Chile (Magdalena Island) 1,620 1,620 0
18 Cerro Penitentes  Argentina 2,943 1,612 1331
19 Cerro Situación  Chile 2,250 1,610 640
20 Cerro Puño  Chile 2,200 1,590 610
21 Cerro Aguja Sur  Argentina /  Chile 2,230 1,564 641
22 Cerro de la Paloma  Chile 1,995 1,559 436
23 Cordón Soler  Chile 2,150 1,557 593
24 Cerro Cónico  Argentina /  Chile 2,271 1,544 727
25 Point 1830  Chile 1,830 1,541 289
26 Cerro Desfiladero  Chile 2,300 1,527 773
27 Minchinmávida  Chile 2,450 1,518 932
28 Tres Hermanos  Chile 2,010 1,513 497
29 Cerro Cuatro Puntas  Chile 1,810 1,507 303

Southern Patagonia[edit]

No Peak Country Elevation (m) Prominence (m) Col (m)
1 Lautaro  Chile 3,580 3,302 278
2 Mount Darwin  Chile (Tierra del Fuego) 2,580 2,580 0
3 Monte Sarmiento  Chile (Tierra del Fuego) 2,187 2,040 147
4 Cerro Paine Grande  Chile 2,700 2,013 687
5 Cerro Norte  Argentina 2,730 1,624 1106
6 Cerro Chaltén  Argentina /  Chile 3,405 1,951 1454
7 Cerro Steffen  Chile 3,300 1,945 1355
8 Monte Balmaceda  Chile 2,035 1,885 150
9 Cerro Pináculo  Argentina 2,160 1,879 281
10 Cerro Tres Frailes  Chile 2,050 1,748 302
11 Cordón Mariano Moreno  Argentina /  Chile 3,490 1,735 1755
12 Pascua  Chile 2,250 1,732 518
13 Cerro Ladrillero  Chile (Riesco Island) 1,705 1,705 0
14 Cerro Roma  Argentina /  Chile 3,270 1,694 1576
15 Dama Blanca  Chile 1,925 1,626 299
16 Cerro Mesón  Argentina 2,636 1,688 948
17 Gran Campo Nevado  Chile 1,640 1,605 35
18 Cerro Pietrobelli  Argentina /  Chile 2,850 1,600 1250
19 Cerro Tenerife  Chile 1,590 1,539 51
20 Península Videau  Chile 1,580 1,534 46
21 HP Isla Wellington  Chile (Isla Wellington) 1,520 1,520 0
22 Sierra de Sangra  Argentina /  Chile 2,200 1,507 693
23 Monte Burney  Chile 1,520 1,507 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peakbagger