List of mountains in Peru

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List of Peru Mountains[edit]

This is a list of the thirty-seven 6000-metre peaks in Peru as defined by a regain height, or prominence, above a col of 300m or more. This list is taken from the full set of Peruvian IGM maps[1] alongside various climbing and mountaineering records.[2][3] Heights are taken from the Peruvian IGM 1:100,000 series maps with the OEAV survey maps [4] of the Cordillera Blanca (north and south) used where the IGM maps do not give spot heights. SRTM data has been used in a few places to confirm these heights, but due to the steep terrain is often unusable[5]

Mountain Elevation
(metres)
Region Mountain range
Huascarán S 6,768 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Huascarán N 6,655 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Yerupajá 6,617 Ancash Waywash
Yerupaja Chico 6,121 Ancash Waywash
Coropuna 6,425 Arequipa Cordillera Occidental
Coropuna Casulla 6,377 Arequipa Cordillera Occidental
Coropuna E 6,305 Arequipa Cordillera Occidental
Huandoy 6,395 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Huandoy S 6,160 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Ausangate 6,372 Cusco Willkanuta
Huantsan (Tunshu) 6,369 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Chopicalqui 6,345 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Siula Grande 6,344 Lima-Huánuco Waywash
Chinchey (Rurichinchay) 6,309 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Ampato 6,288 Arequipa Cordillera Occidental
Pallqarahu 6,274 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Salcantay 6,271 Cusco Willkapampa
Pukarahu 6,241 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Copa 6,188 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Ranrapallqa 6,162 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Pukaranra 6,156 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Wallqan (Rahupakinan) 6,122 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Qullpa Ananta (a.k.a. Callangate, Cayangate or Chimboya) 6,110 Cusco Willkanuta
Allqamarinayuq (a.k.a. Qullqi Cruz) 6,102 Cusco Willkanuta
Chakrarahu 6,108 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Jirishanca 6,094 Ancash-Huánuco Waywash
Chachani 6,057 Arequipa Cordillera Occidental
Chumpi (a.k.a. Hatunrit'i, Ñañaluma, Wisk'achani, Yanaluma) 6,106 Cusco Willkanuta
Hatunuma (Pico Tres) 6,093 Cusco Willkanuta
Sulimana 6,093 Arequipa Cordillera Occidental
Wallqa Wallqa 6,025 Arequipa Cordillera Occidental
Yayamari (Montura) 6,049 Cusco Willkanuta
Chawpi Urqu 6,044 Puno- Bolivia Cordillera Apolobamba
Pukahirka 6,046 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Kitarahu 6,036 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Tuqllarahu 6,034 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Qaras 6,025 Ancash Cordillera Blanca

Peaks less than 6000m[edit]

Many peaks in Peru frequently quoted as being over 6000m are under this height according to the most recent surveys published by the Peruvian IGM. These peaks include:- Pumasillu 5,991m, Lasunayuq 5,936m, Yanarahu 5,954m, Artesonraju 5,999m, Sabancaya 5,976m, Palumani 5,723m, Sara Sara 5,505m, Helancoma 5,367m.

Sub-peaks with less than 300m re-ascent[edit]

Other 6,000 m peaks which are often defined as individual peaks but which have less than 300 m of re-ascent or prominence, include:- Huandoy W 6,342 m (prominence between 200-250m), Sarapu 6,127 (prominence between 180-230m), Callangate North 6,000 m (less than 295m prominence).

Qaras E (6025m) and Rasaq (6,017 m) may or may not have 300m prominence. There is insufficient data on the relevant Peruvian IGM maps.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Sources consulted
Endnotes
  1. ^ Peruvian Instituto Geografico Militar 1:100, 000 map series published in Lima, various dates from 1950's to present, Sheets 18-h, 19-h, 19-i, 20-i, 21-j, 27-q, 28-t, 28-u, 30-y, 31-q, 32-q, 32-s and 33-s cover the 6000m peaks of Peru.
  2. ^ J. Neate (1994). Mountaineering in the Andes, p187. RGS 1994, ISBN 0-907649-64-5
  3. ^ J. Biggar(2005). The Andes - A Guide for Climbers, p279. pub. Andes, ISBN 0-9536087-2-7
  4. ^ Alpenverienskarte sheets 0/3a and 0/3b published 1999 and 2005. ISBN 3-928777-57-2 and ISBN 3-937530-05-3
  5. ^ Ferranti 2005, "Peru ultra-Prominences", op. cit.

External links[edit]

The lists can be contradictory but are all useful. They use different criteria of prominence or re-ascent for defining major peaks and sub-peaks.