Nevado Corapuna Location: 15.32° S, 72.30° W Elevation: 6.426 m Nevado Coropuna, Peru's highest and largest volcano, is a massive ice-covered volcanic  complex with at least a half dozen summit cones scattered over a 12 x 20 km area. The 6377-  m-high summit of the andesitic-to-dacitic complex is a cone at the NW end, north of a line of E-  W-trending cones. Deep, steep-walled canyons surrounding the volcano give it an impressive  topographic relief of more than 4000 m over a horizontal distance of 15 km. Several young  Holocene lava flows descend the NE, SE, and western flanks. The age of its latest eruption is  not known, but solfataric activity has been reported. March 1985 Photo: Rolf Cosar HOME