Coropuna

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Coropuna is the highest mountain in the Cordillera Occidental. It is an extinct volcano, with gently rising glaciated slopes. It is thought by many to be the easiest of the high Peruvian mountains, and its approach is equally easy, with a road running past the western base of the mountain. Its broad summit dome is topped by five peaks over 6,000 meters. Coropuna is roughly twenty miles southeast of Solimana, the second highest peak in the Cordillera. Solimana is a more jagged peak, and a more difficult ascent.

Elevation (feet): 21,079
Elevation (meters): 6,425
Continent: South America
Country: Peru
Range/Region: Peruvian Andes
Latitude: -15.5203
Longitude: -72.6572
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Volcanic status: Extinct
Year first climbed: 1911
First successful climber(s): H. Bingham's party
Nearest major airport: Arequipa, Peru
Convenient Center: Arequipa, Peru

Trip Reports

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

There are 8 trip reports for Coropuna.

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  • Log #21213 - by Gordon Bromley on Mar 07, 2008
    Kurt and I have climbed each top now, all of which are flat, cold, and a slog to reach. But it's lovely up there, like being on the edge of space. Once, we even saw a condor glide past beneath us.
  • Log #20731 - by Vic Hanson on Apr 05, 2007
    We camped at the high base camp at the end of the road, went to the first (?) high camp at about 18,200' the next day. We saw Dennis, whom we had met the night before, as he climbed up to the summit...
  • Log #1363 - by Fetze Pijlman & Arno de Lange on July 27, 2004
    -Weather was suberb, 8 days of total blue sky. -High camps possible around 5400 meter (only above this altitude we found good snow). -Glacier cracks were small and not too many. -Summit seems...
  • Log #1358 - by Tim Poettricha and Sten Uhlig on June 02, 2003
    We climbed Nevado Coropuna to ride it with the Snowboard. We took a very straigth line from the lagune to our last Camp on 5500m. From 5500 we took the straight steep ridge to reach the summit. We...
  • Log #1359 - by Benny on Sep 01, 2002
    Took an Arequipean guide with us for 130 $. His name was Roberto from Inca trail. This guy told us after three hours climbing that, due to snow conditions (from 4900m), it was impossible to reach the...
  • Log #1360 - by Petr Vondracek on June 14, 2002
    I climbed Nevado Coropuna together with my peruvian guide via the Bingham Route during 3 days. It took us 8 hours to get in 4WD from Arequipa to Lago Pallacocha in 4750 mts, where we stayed overnight...
  • Log #1361 - by Nicholas Tripcevich on Mar 18, 2002
    Climbed it with my brother, Alexander Tripp. Beautiful conditions but an exhausting summit plateau!
  • Log #1362 - by Anna on Jan 23, 2002
    Hello.. just wanted to say thanks for the very good site i found when I was searching for the mountain coropuna in Peru. Hugs/A