Tórtolas 6145m

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Las Tórtolas is a mountain subrange at the border of Argentina and Chile with an elevation of 6145 metres. Las Tórtolas is within the following mountain ranges: Chilean Andes, Andes Centrales. It is on the border of 2 provinces: Argentinean province of San Juan; Chilean province of Elqui. Its slopes are within 2 cities: Argentinean city of Iglesia; Chilean city of Vicuña.

Based on the elevation provided by the available Digital elevation models, SRTM (6130m), ASTER (6096m), ALOS (6153m), SRTM filled with ASTER (6130m), TanDEM-X(6171m), and also a handheld GPS survey by Maximo Kausch on 11/2012 (6163 meters), Las Tórtolas is about 6145 meters above sea level.The height of the nearest key col is 4768 meters so its prominence is 1377 meters. Las Tórtolas is listed as mountain subrange, based on the Dominance system and its dominance is 22.41%.

NameLas Tórtolas
Dominance %22.41%
Key Lat/Lon-30.1928,-69.8256
Key Col Alt4768
Parent PeakMajadita -30.4201,-69.7806
Dominance Classmountain subrange
DEM Avg. Altitude6130
Maximo Kausch data6163
IGM Chile6160
First Ascent infoEdgar Kausel (Chile) - Heinz Koch (Germany) - 19/01/1952
First Ascent SourceBOOK: Le Ande AUTHOR: Pietro Meciani / JOURNAL: Anuario de Montaña FEACH AUTHOR: Evelio Echevarría DATE: 1956
First Ascent NotesPre columbian ascent evidence: Summit platform, possibly incan. There are reports of a 1924 ascent (Hans Duddle) shown by Gastón San Román in his book History of Mountaineering in Chile. However no evidence of this expedition was found - Research by Guillermo Almaraz
CountryArgentina / Chile
Argentina CityIglesia
Argentina ProvinceSan Juan
Chile CityVicuña
Chile ProvinceElqui
Chile RegionCoquimbo
Mountain Range Level 1Chilean Andes
Mountain Range Level 2Andes Centrales

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