- Maximo Kausch
- 74 total number
- Not Applicable ()
Argentinean-born and Brazilian resident Maximo Kausch (UK, b. 23 March 1981) is attempting to climb all of the 6,000-m (19,685-ft) mountains in the Andes. On 3 January 2017, he summited Nevado Plomo (Argentina/Chile, 6,070 m), his 74th successful climb, which is more than anyone else as of this date.
There are an estimated 99 to 106 mountains of 6,000 m or more in the Andes, which are second only to High Asia in altitude. The Andes are the world's longest mountain complex (7,600 km; 4,700 miles) and measure up to 300 km (200 miles) in width. They are located along the entire western coast of South America between 10 degrees north and 57 degrees south, and 70 degrees to 80 degrees west. They span seven countries (Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina).