Chuscha 5416m

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Chuscha is a mountain subrange in Argentina with an elevation of 5416 metres. Chuscha is within the following mountain ranges: Argentine Andes, Cordillera Oriental Argentina, Puna de Atacama, Sierra Quilmes. It is the highest of Sierra Quilmes. It is on the border of 2 provinces: Argentinean provinces of Salta and Catamarca. Its slopes are within 2 cities: Argentinean cities of Angastaco and Santa María.

Based on the elevation provided by the available Digital elevation models, SRTM filled with ASTER (5416m), TanDEM-X(5458m), , Chuscha is about 5416 meters above sea level.The height of the nearest key col is 4288 meters so its prominence is 1128 meters. Chuscha is listed as mountain subrange, based on the Dominance system and its dominance is 20.83%.

Dominance %20.83%
Key Lat/Lon-26.3634,-66.4675
Key Col Alt4288
Parent PeakLaguna Blanca -26.53,-67.0595
Dominance Classmountain subrange
DEM Avg. Altitude5416
TitleHighest of Sierra Quilmes
First Ascent infoTeresa Carabantes, Juan Carlos Dechazal, Luis Macor, Nestor Grau (Argentina) - 31/12/1966
First Ascent SourceBOOK: El Santuario Incaico del Nevado de Chuscha AUTHOR: Juan Schobinger / BOOK: Historia del montañismo argentino AUTHOR: Jorge González DATE: 2011 PAGE: 46
First Ascent NotesFelipe Calpanchay and Juan Fernández Salas, extract a mummy from the pre summit in 1922. Pre columbian ascent evidence: Summit platform, ruins, sacrifice victim
Argentina CityAngastaco, Santa María
Argentina ProvinceSalta, Catamarca
Mountain Range Level 1Argentine Andes
Mountain Range Level 2Cordillera Oriental Argentina
Mountain Range Level 3Puna de Atacama
Mountain Range Level 4Sierra Quilmes

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