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Pico Bolivar

Listed under Mountains in Mucumpiz, Venezuela.

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At 4,981 metres this is Venezuela’s highest mountain. It has a pointed rocky peak on top of snow and three small glaciers like the black nose on a polar bear. Named not as a misspelling of Bolivia, but for Simon Bolivar, hero of the Venezuelan wars of independence from Spain who the country is also named after. It was first conquered in 1935. It has since been made more easily accessible by the addition of the world’s highest cable car which ferries would be summiteers to within a short steep climb up a snow couloir.

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Pico Bolivar

At 4,981 metres this is Venezuela’s highest mountain. It has a pointed rocky peak on top of snow and three small glaciers like the black nose on a polar bear. Named not as a misspelling of Bolivia, but for Simon Bolivar, hero of the Venezuelan wars of independence from Spain who the country is also named after. It was first conquered in 1935. It has since been made more easily accessible by the addition of the world’s highest cable car which ferries would be summiteers to within a short steep climb up a snow couloir.

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