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Range Name(s): Cordillera Central (Colombia), Центральная Кордильера (Колумбия)     Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
Max. Elevation: 5 365 m / 17 602 ft     Snow Line: Please update
Region(s): South America     Average Length: 621 miles / 1 000 km
Location: Colombia: Antioquia, Departamento de Bolívar, Departamento de Caldas, Departamento de Nariño, Departamento de Risaralda, Departamento de Tolima, Departamento del Cauca, Departamento del Huila, Departamento del Putumayo, Departamento del Valle del Cauca; ... Read more     Average Width: Please update
Activity Type: Please update     Latitude/Longitude: 3°57'29.181''N
-75°-29'-52.969''W
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Parent Range: Andes     Nearest Airport(s): El Dorado Bogota International Airport (BOG);
National Park(s): Los Nevados National Natural Park;     Convenience Center(s): Manizales; Bogotá;

YOUR CHANCE TO Edit

The most popular climb in the Central Cordillera is the ascents to the snow capped peak of Nevado del Ruiz (5311 meters), while nearby peak of Nevado del Tolima is a little more challenging for avid mountaineers. Those who don't want to hike to the snow line can arrange trekking circuits in Park Los Nevados of up to five days - various tour operators in Manizales can arrange such trekking tours.

DESCRIPTION Edit

Cordillera Central is a mountain range in Colombia that lies along the Pacific Coast. It is a part of Colombian Andes. Its highest point is the Nevado del Huila towering at 5365 meters above sea level.

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Cordillera Occidental is located in Colombia and lies along Pacific Ocean's coast inside the continental part of Colombia.

South America, Colombia:

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• Several volcanoes elevated above 5000 meters are situated within the Central Cordillera of the Colombian Andes. The most popular are Nevado del Huila (5365 meters) and Nevado del Ruiz (5311 meters). The first one is the highest volcano of Colombia and after being dormant for more than 500 years, showed heavy signs of activity in 2007 and 2008. The Nevado del Ruiz has been active for about two million years and the current volcanic cone formed during the present eruptive period, which began 150 thousand years ago.... Read more

 

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