Nevado del Huila

Nevado del Huila, View from the southeast

The Nevado del Huila is an active volcano of the Central Range with a height of 5364 m. According to others, it is much higher at 5750 m. Like different indications of the level of volcanoes usually associated with their respective state at a particular time together. By eruptions, the amount of such mountains is constantly changing.

It is located in southern Colombia in a national park of the same name between the departments of Huila and Cauca in the east to the west. His extensive Gipfelvergletscherung he owes the precipitation wealth of the region; However, the glaciers are all here in the fall.

The Nevado del Huila is the highest currently active volcano on the northern hemisphere. After already on April 15, 2008 activity had been observed, the last eruption on 20 November 2008 resulted in several deaths as a result of landslides.

The Nevado del Huila applies to the surrounding, by Páez Indians sparsely populated area as particularly dangerous. In a major outbreak similar mudslides were feared as in Yungay and Armero. Also a threat to the south-west to urban Popayán is not ruled out. Currently applies to the volcano alert level orange (possible outbreak in days or weeks).

Due to its remote location of the Nevado del Huila is rarely visited. It is located 80 kilometers northeast of the volcano Puracé and 230 kilometers south of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano.