Pico Cristóbal Colón

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Pico Cristóbal Colón
Pico Cristobal Colon.jpg
Pico Cristóbal Colón in 2008
Heichest pynt
Elevation5,700 m (18,700 ft) [1]
Prominence5,508 m (18,071 ft) 
Ranked 5th
Isolation1,287 kilometres (800 mi)
LeetinKintra heich point
Coordinates10°50′18″N 73°41′12″W / 10.83833°N 73.68667°W / 10.83833; -73.68667Coordinates: 10°50′18″N 73°41′12″W / 10.83833°N 73.68667°W / 10.83833; -73.68667
Pico Cristóbal Colón is locatit in Colombia
Pico Cristóbal Colón
Pico Cristóbal Colón
Location in Colombia
LocationMagdalena Depairtment, Colombie
Parent rangeSierra Nevada de Santa Marta
First ascent1939 by Wood, Bakerwell an Praolini
Easiest routebasic snaw/ice climb

Pico Cristóbal Colón is the heichest moontain in Colombie, wi an estimatit heicht o 5,700 metres (18,700 ft). It is an aw the fifth maist prominent in the warld (see leet o peaks bi prominence). The nearest peak that is heicher is Cayambe, some 1,288 kilometres (800 mi) away. Thare is a permanent snawcap on this peak an on the nearby moontains. It is pairt o the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta range, alang wi Pico Simón Bolívar. The peak is named efter Christopher Columbus.

Pico Cristóbal Colón an Pico Simón Bolívar are the twa heichest peaks in Colombia and are verra nearly equal in elevation.[2]

Pico Cristóbal Colón wis first climbed in 1939 bi W. Wood, A. Bakerwell and E. Praolini.[3]

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  1. The elevation given here is based on SRTM data. Colombian topographic maps show 5650m contours but no 5700m contours. A figure of 5775m is frequently quoted.
  2. Andes site
  3. https://www.peakware.com/peaks.php?pk=57