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|List of peaks over 6000 m elevation in Atacama|
|Nevados Ojos del Salado||7002/546||6893||Highest mountain, highest volcano in the world.|
|Nevado Tres Cruces||7003/522||6748||Large massif very unknown|
|Nevado Tres Cruces||7006/522||6629||North peak of Tres Cruces|
|Nevado del Incahuasi||7010/570||6621||West of the Fraile mountain|
|Sin nombre / sur del ODS||6994/542||6510||unnamed|
|Co. El Muerto||7008/551||6488||West of Fraile peak|
|Co. de Los Patos o Tres Quebradas||6981/519||6239||Border to Argentina|
|Cerro Solo||7002/528||6205||West of ODS|
|Co. Del Toro||6778/423||6188||Cajón del Encierro|
|El Muerto, satélite||7006/551||6148||Nearby border to Argentina|
|Co. Ermitaño||7038/540||6146||isolated, north on the way to Lag. Verde|
|Sierra Nevada||7070/541||6127||Border to Argentina|
|Sin Nombre / cerca Fraile||7000/552||6120||South of Co. El Muerto|
|Co's. Barranca Blancas||7015/533||6119||South of road to Lag. Verde|
|Co. Colorado (Cumbre Negro)||7105/562||6080||Border to Argentina|
|Cerros Vicuñas||7011/539||6067||isolated, N' of ODS|
|Co. El Fraile||7009/561||6061||West to Incahuasi|
|Co. Azufre o Vo. Copiapó||6980/487||6052||isolated, N' of Lag. Neg. Fran.|
|Macizo Tres Cruces s/n||7009/518||6030||isolated / the most N' del MTC.|
|Peña Blanca||7035/536||6030||isolated, N' road to Lag. Verde|
|Co. San Francisco||7025/573||6018||S' paso San Francisco|
|Sierra Nevada (satelite)||7072/541||6013||Port. S. Nevada|
In the Atacama Region, there are 22 peaks with a height
of more than 6000 meters. (This number is variable according to the
count mode. It is not always clear where a new mountain begins)
The highest peaks in the Atacama Region are the Ojos del Salado with 6893 m above sea level, followed by the Tres Cruces with 6748 m, Macizo Tres Cruces (6629 m) and Incahuasi with 6621 m. In addition, the Nevado el Muerto (6488 m), Cerro del Toro (6168 m), Cerro Colorado (6080 m).
Interesting are the isolated mountains that are not part of the border chain: especially Co. Azufre or Copiapó with its 6052 meters, the Co. Ermitano with its 6146 meters, the hills of Barrancas Blancas with 6119 meters, Co. Vicuñas (6067m) and Peña Blanca (6030m) stand out for this phenomenon. In a generalized way, it can be concluded that towards the south of the region, the main chain's heights are diminished.
For about one hundred years, the main mountain range's real dimensions in the Atacama sector have been known. Until the 1870s, there was only a little geographical information. Of course, the excellent work of Philippi, Bertrand and Burmeister was the first seed in the discovery of the mountain ranges. But it is also worth mentioning that there were always roads between Argentina and Chile that crossed the Atacama sector's mountain ranges. Burmeister describes the use of three passes, especially by muleteers with their cattle and traders.
During melting snow forms strange figures. The wind and the direction of the sun make some parts more affected than others. A labyrinth of sloping ice pillars remains..
Behavior in the desert
The Andes mountains (I)
● The Andes mountains (II)
Atacama desert (1)
Atacama desert (2)
Rains in the Atacama desert
Flowering desert (1)
Flowering desert (2)
Flowering desert (3)
Snow in the Atacama desert (1)
Snow in the Atacama desert (2)
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