Parinacota Volcano

volcano on the border of Chile and Bolivia

Parinacota or Parina Quta (from Aymara parina flamingo, quta lake, "flamingo lake") is a massive dormant volcano (a stratovolcano) on the border of Chile and Bolivia.

Parinacota
Parina Quta
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Parinacota and Chungará Lake
Highest point
Elevation6,342 m (20,807 ft) [1]
Prominence1,989 m (6,526 ft)
Isolation20 kilometres (12 mi)
ListingUltra
Coordinates18°09′58″S 69°08′31″W / 18.166°S 69.142°W / -18.166; -69.142Coordinates: 18°09′58″S 69°08′31″W / 18.166°S 69.142°W / -18.166; -69.142
Geography
Parinacota Parina Quta is located in Bolivia
Parinacota Parina Quta
Parinacota
Parina Quta
Location in Bolivia, on the border with Chile
LocationBoliviaChile border
Parent rangeAndes
Geology
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Volcanic arc/beltCentral Volcanic Zone
Last eruption290 CE ± 300 years
Climbing
First ascent1928
Easiest routesnow/rock scramble

HistoryEdit

The first ascent of this peak was made by Carlos Terán, Bolivian, and Joseph Prem, Austrian on 12 December 1928.[2]

GeographyEdit

It is part of the Payachata volcanic group formed by the Parinacota together with the Pleistocene peak of Pomerape.

The volcano and Pomerape straddle the border between Sajama National Park (Oruro Department, Bolivia) and Lauca National Park (Parinacota Province, Chile).

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Cerro Parinacota, Bolivia/Chile". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 July 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Volcán Parinacota". Andeshandbook (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 July 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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