Photo by Hidelberto Ortigoza, uploaded by hortigoza
|Range/Region:||Cordillera de Merida|
|Best months for climbing:||Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec|
|Year first climbed:||1922|
|First successful climber(s):||Moritz Blumenthal and Salomón Villareal|
|Nearest major airport:||Mérida|
Thanks to Eduardo Cedeño for adding this peak.
Mucuñuque is placed in the Venezualan Andes in the Sierra of Santo Domingo. The neatrest city is Mérida, at 60 Km south-west.
To go the Mucuñuque, you fisrt have to go to Mucubají Lagoon, by the road Mérida - Barinas. The lagoon is aproximately at 3550 m above sea level. From Mucubají lagoon, the road goes soth through the valley, with a very slight slope for almos 1.5 Km. Then, the slope becomes higher. Near to the end of the valley, the road turns to the right side of the valley to take a sort of ramp that ascent from right to left to the Mifes Peak, at 4600 m above sea level. This peak is commonly confused with the Mucuñuque summit. From the Mifés Peack, the road goes over the ravine to the east-south-east. People must be very aware on this part of the road, because there are abys on both sides of the road and untie rocks. After this step you reach the real Mucuñuque, at 4670 m above sea level.
Thanks to Eduardo Cedeño for this description.