Nevado Veronica

Elevation (feet): 19,100
Elevation (meters): 5,822
Continent: South America
Country: Peru
Range/Region: Peruvian Andes
Latitude: -13.1772
Longitude: -72.3847
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1956
First successful climber(s): Lionel Terray, C. Egeler, Tom de Booy
Nearest major airport: Cuzco, Peru (via Lima, Peru)
Convenient Center: Cuzco, Peru

Nevado Veronica is the highest peak of the Cordillera Urubamba. It rises just north of Pisca Cocha, a small pueblo on the Vilcanota River that is easily accessible by road or train. The rugged mountains of this region, including Veronica, receive heavy precipitation and are heavily glaciated. There are more opportunities for rock climbing here than elsewhere in Peru.