Nevado Solimana

Location: 15.25 S, 72.49 W

Elevation: 6.093 m


Nevado Solimana is an extinct stratovolcano on the high plain between Chuquibamba and Cotahuasi. The summit is on a jagged, eroded rim that contains three main peaks. The south-west peak is the lowest, at about 19, (5900 meters). The north peak is just over 6000 meters, with no recorded climbs. The summit is the center peak at 19,990 feet (6093 meters), which requires good glacial skills to ascend by the normal route. The first reported climb was in 1973 by a Peruvian/Italian team.

Photo: Rolf Cosar                                                                                                      March 1985