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.

Thanks to Klaus P Frezza for this description.