Pomerape

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Pomerape
Pomerape-from-parinacota-slopes.jpg
Pomerape and the saddle below, as seen from south (Parinacota slopes)
Elevation 6,282 m (20,610 ft)[1]
Location
Pomerape is located in Chile
Pomerape
Pomerape
Bolivia-Chile
Range Andes
Coordinates 18°07′33″S 69°07′39″W / 18.12583°S 69.12750°W / -18.12583; -69.12750Coordinates: 18°07′33″S 69°07′39″W / 18.12583°S 69.12750°W / -18.12583; -69.12750
Geology
Type Stratovolcano
Age of rock Pleistocene
Last eruption 290 AD ± 300 years
Climbing
Easiest route snow/ice climb

Pomerape is a stratovolcano lying on the border of northern Chile and Bolivia (Oruro Department, Sajama Province, Curahuara de Carangas Municipality).[2] It is part of the Payachata complex of volcanoes, together with Parinacota Volcano to the south. It is of Pleistocene age.

Climbing the volcano is alpine grade AD, sometimes on 50+ degree snow/rubble slope. A camp can be established at 5,300 metres (17,390 ft) at the saddle between Parinacota and Pomerape. Depending on the season, the main difficulty can be penitentes (tall ice-blade needles), which make the ascent physically difficult or impossible.

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