Pico Cristobal Colon

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Pico Cristóbal Colón is commonly accepted as the highest peak in Colombia, though it actually shares this distinction with its near neighbor, Pico Simon Bolivar. The two high peaks stand side by side in a wild and remote area of extreme northern Colombia. Given their proximity to the northern coast, the humidity is high and precipitation is extremely heavy. In the higher elevations, this means permanent snow and ice.

Elevation (feet): 18,947
Elevation (meters): 5,775
Continent: South America
Country: Colombia
Range/Region: Colombian Andes
Latitude: 10.838575
Longitude: -73.686762
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Year first climbed: 1939
First successful climber(s): W. Wood, A. Bakerwell, E. Praolini
Nearest major airport: Barranquilla, Colombia, Maracaibo, Venezuela
Convenient Center: Valledupar (25 miles southeast of the mountain)

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 3 trip reports for Pico Cristobal Colon.

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  • Log #22110 - by Yves LACHAUD on Dec 17, 2010
    Départ de CIENAGA grande ville sur la côte Nord de la COLOMBIE, juste au Sud de SANTA-MARTA. Première journée en véhicule 4x4 pour atteindre le petit village de PALMOR (GPS : N 10°46'08", W...
  • Log #1407 - by Miguel Jose Vazquez B. on July 09, 2001
    I submitted with my great friend Omar Castellanos. In the previous 5 days we climbed also Tairona (5200m with Jose Luis Ortigosa) and Ojeda (5350m). We three reached the basecamp at Naboba lagoon in...
  • Log #1408 - by GONZALO OSPINA on Dec 09, 1999
    I climbed with other two friends the north face from the Colon Peak in a 2 days of wonderful climb and great landscape