Pão de Açúcar, Brazil

Prominence: 376 m, 1234 ft

Elevation: 396 meters, 1299 feet

True Isolation: 5.05 km, 3.14 mi
Local or Alternate Name(s)Alternate: Sugarloaf
Peak TypeFamous Peak, but not High Point
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)22° 56' 58'' S, 43° 9' 24'' W
-22.949368, -43.156587 (Dec Deg)
689009 E 7460899 N, Zone 23 (UTM)
State/ProvinceRio de Janeiro

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Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 38
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 36)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1987-01-12 by Ben Lostracco
     2009-08-13 by Matthias Ihl (Unsuccessful)
     2015-01-29 by Ida Vincent
     2016-01-25 by Denise Mclellan
     2016-08-11 by Oliver Warren
     2019-06-15 by Ron Bartell (GPS Track)

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The famous "sugarloaf" that guards the exceptionally scenic harbor of Rio de Janeiro is one of the most recognizable and photographed peaks in the world.

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Christine Mitchell belayed by our guide at the crux pitch of the "tourist" route on Pao de Acucar (2019-06-15). Photo by Ron Bartell.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 376 m/1233 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 396 m/1298 ft
  Key Col: 20 m/66 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 5.05 km/3.14 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: -22.95, -43.2058
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Morro do Corcovado  (W)
RangesContinent: South America
Range2: Brazilian Highlands
Range3: Southern Brazilian Highlands
Drainage BasinsAtlantic-Brazil/Uruguay
Atlantic Ocean
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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Pao de Acucar summit observation deck with Copacabana (left) & Botafogo (right) in background (2006-12-04). Photo by Jason Crane.
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