List of mountains in Peru
List of Peru Mountains
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 alongside various climbing and mountaineering records. Heights are taken from the Peruvian IGM 1:100,000 series maps with the OEAV survey maps  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
Peaks less than 6000m
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
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.
- Sources consulted
- INEI, Perú (2005). Perú: Compendio Estadístico 2005 (in Spanish). Lima: Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. p. 22.
- 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.
- J. Neate (1994). Mountaineering in the Andes, p187. RGS 1994, ISBN 0-907649-64-5
- J. Biggar(2005). The Andes - A Guide for Climbers, p279. pub. Andes, ISBN 0-9536087-2-7
- Alpenverienskarte sheets 0/3a and 0/3b published 1999 and 2005. ISBN 3-928777-57-2 and ISBN 3-937530-05-3
- Ferranti 2005, "Peru ultra-Prominences", op. cit.
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.
- "The 6000m peaks of the Andes" - a comprehensive, up-to-date and well researched list.
- ""Andes 6000-meter Peaks"". Peakbagger.com. at Peak Bagger.com – a hypertext list
- "Highest Mountains in Peru" at All The Mountains.com – large and detailed list, with Carta Nacional variant names