Nevado Solimana

Elevation (feet): 19,990
Elevation (meters): 6,093
Continent: South America
Country: Peru
Range/Region: Peruvian Andes
Latitude: -15.41
Longitude: -72.8936
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Volcanic status: Extinct
Year first climbed: 1973
Nearest major airport: Arequipa
Convenient Center: Arequipa

Thanks to Vic Hanson for adding this peak.

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.

The approach is from the northwest, following the Soro river, from where the road to Huachuy crosses it. If you are using public transportation (Reyna or Alex), get off the bus at Visca Grande and hike west to the river, and then follow that southeast up to the glacier.

Thanks to Vic Hanson for this description.