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Routes in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

Elevation: 18,000 ft
GPS: 10.794, -73.667 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Gunkswest on Nov 5, 2012
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Description

The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta are considered by many to be the tallest coastal mountain range in the world. Located about 35 miles from the Caribbean are snow-capped peaks reaching to about 19,000 feet in elevation. See the book Secret Corners of the World (published by National Geographic in May 1982) for pictures and a description of the area.

The American Alpine Journal (AAJ) has documentation on some routes that have been done in this range.
Local tribes generally don't want outsiders or climbers Details

Getting There

Climbers historically approached from the inland (rather than Caribbean) side. The approach typically took (takes) several days from the nearest road in San Sebastian. Basecamp has frequently been located at about 14,000 feet elevation near a small lake with a crashed military helicopter.

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