El León

Elevation (feet): 4,780
Elevation (meters): 1,457
Continent: South America
Country: Venezuela
Range/Region: Cordillera de Merida
Latitude: 8.510912
Longitude: -71.101069
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jan, Mar, Dec
Year first climbed: 1946
First successful climber(s): Hugo Matteus & Baltazar Trujillo
Nearest major airport: Mérida
Convenient Center: Mérida

Thanks to Eloy G. Boulton for adding this peak.

El Toro is one of the "Cinco Águilas Blancas" (Five White Eagles) of Sierra Nevada de Mérida at the venezuelan Andes. It is located in the south ridge with respect of the city of Mérida. The approach to this peak can be done using the cable that goes from Mérida (1600 mts.) to Estación Loma Redonda (4000 mts.) Starting fron Loma Redonda take the trail to the town of Los Nevados until you reach Alto de La Cruz (Cross Heigh). Behind the cross starts the trail marked with piles of stones wich needs to be well known. Better i to hire a guide at Mérida. It's a large trek until the real ascention begins. No water on the way.

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