Humboldt

Elevation (feet): 16,214
Elevation (meters): 4,942
Continent: South America
Country: Venezuela
Range/Region: Cordillera de Merida
Latitude: 8.55
Longitude: -71
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
Year first climbed: 1911
First successful climber(s): Alfredo Jahn Hartmann
Nearest major airport: Mérida
Convenient Center: ciudad de Mérida

Thanks to Klaus P Frezza for adding this peak.

Snow capped Humboldt is the second highest peak in the venezuelan Andes, but is the first peak in mountain beauty. Two ascent routes are practicable:1)From Pico Bolívar following the descent route to La Verde lagoon. 2)Up the scenic park trail from Coromoto lagoon to La Verde lagoon. Most guides and local mountaineers consider climbing Humboldt peak the most beautiful ascent of the venezuelan Andes.

The following text in spanish by Héctor Pérez González: Es una excelente montaña, con tres lagunas hermosas en todo su recorrido, muchos ríos y manantiales; se puede realizar en 4 días, tiene un glaciar muy bonito, en el cual, subiendo por la ruta noroeste, hay que usar crampones, piolet y arnés, y desde su cumbre se divisa al pico Bolívar, pico Bompland, pico La Garza, pico Ruiz Terán y pico Espejo.

El Pico Humboldt es el segundo pico más alto de Venezuela.

Lo recomiendo, pero hay que ir con guía.

The following text added by the guardian Eloy G. Boulton:

Andean pico Humboldt was first summited by the venezuelan engineer, explorer and scientific Alfredo Jahn Hartmann on january 18, 1911, using a southern route starting at the mountain village Los Nevados.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 10 trip reports for Humboldt.

Select any entry from the list below:

  • Log #22012 - by Christine Theodorovics on July 21, 2010
    Went with local guide from Merida - carried all by ourselves with superheavy backpacks. No difficult climb only some technical climbing on the top to the summit.
  • Log #21997 - by janypa on July 09, 2010
    We climb the whole family , my husband ,two sons, my youngest brother and my sons girlfriend. It snowed and it was great since is not common for us to see snow.
  • Log #9667 - by Christine Theodorovics on July 30, 2004
    Great climb, crazy guide, nice view, met very nice Venezolean guy who helped us back down when the guide left us...
  • Log #9668 - by centro excursionista nemesis on June 13, 2004
    Es el segundo pico más alto de Venezuela,se puede realizar en 4 d'as, posee bellos paisajes, abundante agua y tres lagunas. En una parte del trayecto hay que usar Crampones y Piolet. Lo recomiendo.
  • Log #9669 - by centro excursionista nemesis on Jan 04, 2004
    Es una montaña muy hermosa, con un paisaje cambiante y atractivo, con muchos rios y quebradas, por la ruta noroeste se sube por un glaciar de más de 3oo mts. es fantástico.
  • Log #9670 - by Kevin Alexander Puche Guaderrama on Oct 31, 2003
    travesia en Glaciar, tecnicas basicas de escalada en Hielo y nieve... al final es una caminada con semi escalada en roca
  • Log #9672 - by Sergio Perez Acosta on June 09, 2001
    Expeditions of CEU (Centro Excursionista de la Universidad Central de Venezuela)
  • Log #9673 - by Roberto Blasi on May 28, 2001
    Mi primera cumbre, guiado por Sombra, Jose Luis Aguirre. Fue muy emocionante.
  • Log #9674 - by Daniel Mora on May 28, 2001
    Carlos Cabrelles, Oscar Reyes, German d'Jesus y Yo hicimos cumbre por la ruta norte (30°-45°) excelente!!
  • Log #9675 - by Klaus P Frezza on June 05, 1999
    Ascended via the scenic park trail from Coromoto lagoon to La Verde lagoon, one of the most beautiful hiking routes in Venezuela. Ascent of the peak is a rock trek until you reach the glacier,then it...