List of mountains in Peru

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Peaks above 6,000 metres[edit]

Huascarán Sur

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
Region Mountain range
Huascarán S 6,768 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Huascarán N 6,655 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Yerupajá 6,617 Ancash Cordillera Huayhuash
Coropuna 6,425 Arequipa Cordillera Occidental
Huandoy 6,395 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Coropuna Casulla 6,377 Arequipa Cordillera Occidental
Ausangate 6,372 Cusco Cordillera Vilcanota
Huantsan (Tunshu) 6,369 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Chopicalqui 6,345 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Siula Grande 6,344 Lima-Huánuco Cordillera Huayhuash
Chinchey (Rurichinchay) 6,309 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Coropuna E 6,305 Arequipa Cordillera Occidental
Ampato 6,288 Arequipa Cordillera Occidental
Palcaraju 6,274 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Salcantay 6,271 Cusco Cordillera Vilcabamba
Santa Cruz 6,241 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Copa 6,188 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Ranrapalca 6,162 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Huandoy S 6,160 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Pucaranra 6,156 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Hualcán (Rahupakinan) 6,122 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Yerupaja Chico 6,121 Ancash Cordillera Huayhuash
Callangate (a.k.a. Qullpa Ananta, Cayangate or Chimboya) 6,110 Cusco Cordillera Vilcanota
Chacraraju 6,108 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Chumpe (a.k.a. Hatunrit'i, Ñañaluma, Wisk'achani, Yanaluma) 6,106 Cusco Cordillera Vilcanota
Alcamarinayoc (a.k.a. Qullqi Cruz) 6,102 Cusco Cordillera Vilcanota
Jirishanca 6,094 Ancash-Huánuco Cordillera Huayhuash
Hatunuma (Pico Tres) 6,093 Cusco Cordillera Vilcanota
Solimana 6,093 Arequipa Cordillera Occidental
Chachani 6,057 Arequipa Cordillera Occidental
Yayamari (Montura) 6,049 Cusco Cordillera Vilcanota
Pucajirca 6,046 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Chaupi Orco 6,044 Puno- Bolivia Cordillera Apolobamba
Quitaraju 6,036 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Tocllaraju 6,034 Ancash Cordillera Blanca
Hualca Hualca 6,025 Arequipa Cordillera Occidental
Caraz 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:- Pumasillo 5,991m, Lasunayoc 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 Rasac (6,017 m) may or may not have 300m prominence. There is insufficient data on the relevant Peruvian IGM maps.

Mountain ranges[edit]

Peru is home to a number of mountain ranges, including the following:

See also[edit]


Sources consulted
  • INEI, Perú (2005). Perú: Compendio Estadístico 2005 (in Spanish). Lima: Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. p. 22.
  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.