Cold surges have been described as shallow features (up to 850hPa) that involve a sharp decline in temperature, an increase in pressure, and a shift in winds to an equatorward-directed component. For South America in particular, these cold surge events are typically associated with the passing of an upper-tropospheric ridge over the Andes that distorts the climatological lee trough east of the Andes and causes a sudden reversal of winds at 850hPa. A climatology of South American Austral winter cold surges that follow along the Andean pathway will be obtained utilizing dynamic and thermodynamic variables. Intensities are classified utilizing standardized anomalies of relevant fields (850-925hPa temperature, 850-925hPa v-wind, etc.), with composites of these relevant fields being created for days leading up to, and following, the start day of the surge events. It is found that on average these events modulate the atmosphere over majority of the Amazon basin, into the extreme south of The Caribbean. Present future works are comparison between stronger and weaker cold surges, also looking for any potential impacts on tropical weather.