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Cordillera de Lipez

The Cordillera de Lipez is a mountain range in northern Potosi, Bolivia and northern Argentina, part of the Andes. The range covers an area of 23,404 km and runs in a northeast-southwest direction, between the parallels 22 degrees and 23 degrees, helping to form the boundary between Bolivia and Argentina. Thus the Cordillera de Lipez is a transverse range in the Andes, between the Cordillera Oriental and the Cordillera Occidental, creating the southern boundary of the Bolivian Altiplano.

The highest peak is Uturunco at 6,008 m . Other important peaks are Cerro Lipez sometimes misidentified as Cerro Nuevo Mundo; Soniquera (sometimes misspelled as Soreguera); and Cerro Tinte which is on the Bolivian-Argentine border. Despite the high elevations, there is no current glacier activity in the Cordillera de Lipez, just some semi-permanent snow fields.


'' Brain, Y. "Climbs and Expeditions: Bolivia", American Alpine Journal (1999) p.323.

External links

Sierra de Lipez, June 1, 2002 by David Yetman, in English.

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