Laguna Blanca 6012m

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Laguna Blanca is a mountain range in Argentina with an elevation of 6012 metres. Laguna Blanca is within the following mountain ranges: Argentine Andes, Puna de Atacama, Sierra de Laguna Blanca. It is the highest of Sierra de Laguna Blanca. Its territory is within the Argentinean protection area of Natural Provincial Reserve and Biosphere of Laguna Blanca. It is located at the Argentinean province of Catamarca. Its slopes are within 2 cities: Argentinean cities of Antofagasta de la Sierra and Villa Vil.

Based on the elevation provided by the available Digital elevation models, SRTM (5995m), ASTER (6006m), ALOS (5995m), SRTM filled with ASTER (5995m), TanDEM-X(6035m), and also a handheld GPS survey by Maximo Kausch on 04/2012 (6011 meters), Laguna Blanca is about 6012 meters above sea level.The height of the nearest key col is 4235 meters so its prominence is 1777 meters. Laguna Blanca is listed as mountain range, based on the Dominance system and its dominance is 29.56%.

NameLaguna Blanca
Dominance %29.56%
Key Lat/Lon-25.2785,-66.5766
Key Col Alt4235
Parent PeakCachi / El Libertador -24.9313,-66.3901
Dominance Classmountain range
DEM Avg. Altitude5995
Maximo Kausch data6011
TitleHighest of Sierra de Laguna Blanca
First Ascent infoJaime Suarez (España), María Aguiar, Elsa Abrego, Adriana Agüero, Víctor Eduardo Carrizo, Norberto Cruz, Víctor Nieto, Juan Carlos Planas, Carlos Rodríguez Lastra and Aldo Vergara (Argentina) - 07/12/2006
First Ascent SourceJOURNAL: AUTHOR: Jaime Suarez / JOURNAL: Personal Interview AUTHOR: Guillermo Almaraz PAGE: estilo andino
First Ascent NotesPre columbian ascent evidence: Summit shrine 10 x 6 metres, also firewood and small dwelling
Argentina CityAntofagasta de la Sierra, Villa Vil
Argentina ProvinceCatamarca
Argentina Protection AreaNatural Provincial Reserve and Biosphere of Laguna Blanca
Mountain Range Level 1Argentine Andes
Mountain Range Level 2Puna de Atacama
Mountain Range Level 3Sierra de Laguna Blanca

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