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Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

Listed under Mountain Ranges in Caribbean Coast, Colombia.

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From above it looks like this range somehow became split from the rest of the Andes and strayed off towards the beach, its 5,700m peaks rolling as close as 42kms from the Caribbean.

As well as splitting off from the group there’s also infighting in this range over which peak is the tallest – Pico Simon Bolivar or Pico Cristobal Colon – no one knows. Climbers will be disappointed to hear that both peaks are equally difficult to summit – there haven’t been any successful recent conquerings.

Because of the massive altitude difference so close to the coast this region’s real appeal is the variations in flora and fauna that can be found here – from the montane and cloud forests of the higher altitudes to the lowland forests of the lower slopes, this is a range of ‘four seasons in one day’.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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