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David Schaubert

1914 Padre Canyon Bridge

Gerardo A. Sanchez

Pan de Azucar

Merida, Venezuela

December 28th around 11 a.m. local time

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Pan de Azúcar (2nd Shelter)

The Pico Pan de Azúcar, at 4680 meters above sea level, is the ninth highest mountain of Venezuela, and the third highest of the Sierra de la Culata range in the Mérida State. Its name, which translates as "Bread of Sugar", is due to the sandy slopes of the mountain, which resembles "Pan dulce", a kind of bread sprinkled with sugar eaten in the country. The summit offers a scenic view, including Lake Maracaibo, Sierra Nevada de Mérida and the surrounding mountains of the Sierra de la Culata.

Pico Pan de Azúcar is located 27.7 kilometers to the Northeast of Mérida, Mérida, the capital city of the state. The mountain, along with other mountains surrounds a high altitude valley around 4300 meters above sea level, which is the birth of the Mucujún river

Pan de Azúcar is one of the most climbed mountains in the Mérida state, due to its accessibility and fast approximation. It is best climbed during the dry season, from October to March. The principal access is through the "La Culata" settlement. The normal route is through the South ridge.

(taken from wikipedia)


Latin America / Venezuela

Lat: 8° 47' 2.53" N
Long: 71° 1' 20.28" W

Elevation: 3700 mtr a.s.l.

→ maps.google.com [EXT]

Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.


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