Nevado del Huila 5364m
A remote and rarely climbed peak lying just a hundred kilometres or so from the big city of Cali. A long drive, difficult steeep and muddy jungle approaches and problems with getting permission to cross these indigenous lands deter most mountaineers.
The old normal route on the ewestern slopes was devastated by the eruptions in 2007 and 2008, since when there may have been no ascents to the highest central peak, though both the north summit (c.5270m) and south summit (5028m) have been climbed.
The south peak of Huila (only just) hidden in the clouds from the approach to high camp at 4600m. The site of the camp can be seen on the left of the slope, just below the snowpatches.
High camp below the south peak of Nevado del Huila, Colombia. The peak is only just hidden.
Typical conditions at 3200m on the appraoch to the southern peak.
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