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Illimani
Elevation: 6,462 metres (21,201 ft)
Location: Bolivia
Range: Cordillera de La Paz (Andes)
Coordinates: 16°39′ S 67°48′ W
Type: Stratovolcano
Age of rock:
Last eruption:
First ascent: 1898 by William Martin Conway
Easiest route:

Illimani is an extinct stratovolcano in western Bolivia, just south of La Paz and east of the Altiplano, in the Cordillera Oriental range of the Andes Mountains. The snow line lies at about 4570 m (about 15,000 ft) above sea level, and glaciers are found on the northern face at 4,983 m (16,350 ft). The mountain has four main peaks; the highest, Nevado Illimani, rising 6,462 m (21,201 ft) above sea level, is a famous ascent for mountain climbers. A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... The most general definition of a mountain range is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... This article is about longitude and latitude; see also UTM coordinate system Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which... Mountains can be characterized in several ways. ... View of Mount Rainier, a stratovolcano. ... The geologic time scale is used by geologists and other scientists to describe the timing and relationships between events that have occurred during the history of the Earth. ... A volcano is a geological landform (usually a mountain) where magma (rock of the Earths interior made molten or liquid by extremely high temperatures along with a reduction in pressure and/or the introduction of water or other volatiles) erupts through the surface of the planet. ... In climbing, a first ascent (FA) is the first climb to reach the top of a mountain, or the first to follow a particular climbing route. ... 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Sir William Martin Conway (April 12, 1856 - April 19, 1937), English art critic and mountaineer, was the son of Reverend William Conway, afterwards canon of Westminster. ... Southern and northern Mount Everest climbing routes as seen from the International Space Station. ... View of Mount Rainier, a stratovolcano. ... La Paz, Bolivia Central La Paz Panoramic sight of the city of La Paz La Paz is the administrative capital of Bolivia, as well as the departmental capital of La Paz Department. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Illimani rises over the city of La Paz and is its major landmark. The mountain has been the subject of many local songs, most importantly "Illimani" of which the refrain goes: "¡Illimani, Illimani, sentinela de La Paz! ¡Illimani, Illimani, patrimonio de Bolivia!" La Paz, Bolivia Central La Paz Panoramic sight of the city of La Paz La Paz is the administrative capital of Bolivia, as well as the departmental capital of La Paz Department. ...


Sources

  • McClelland, L., Simkin, T., Summers, M., Nielsen, E., and Stein, T.C. Global Volcanism 1975-1985. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: 1989, Prentice Hall, 655.
  • Simkin, T., and Siebert, L. Volcanoes of the World. Tucson, Arizona: 1984, Geoscience Press, 349.
  • Illimani on Peakware

 
 

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