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Parina Quta
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Parinacota and Chungará Lake
Highest point
Elevation 6,342 m (20,807 ft)
Prominence 1,989 m (6,526 ft)
Listing Ultra
Location BoliviaChile border
Parent range Andes
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Volcanic arc/belt Central Volcanic Zone
Last eruption 290 CE ± 300 years
First ascent 1928
Easiest route snow/rock scramble

Parinacota or Parina Quta (from Aymara parina flamingo, quta lake, "flamingo lake") is a massive dormant volcano (a stratovolcano) on the border of Chile and Bolivia.


The first ascent of this peak was made by Carlos Terán, Bolivian, and Joseph Prem, Austrian on 12 December 1928.


It is part of the Payachata volcanic group formed by the Parinacota together with the Pleistocene peak of Pomerape.

The volcano and Pomerape straddle the border between Sajama National Park (Oruro Department, Bolivia) and Lauca National Park (Parinacota Province, Chile).

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