Pico Viejo - Tenerife - Spain
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member franketmuriel
N 28° 15.843 W 016° 39.880
28R E 336713 N 3127576
Quick Description: Pico Viejo is the second highest peak of Tenerife and the Canary Islands (after the Teide) with a height of 3,134 m above sea level.
Location: Islas Canarias, Spain
Date Posted: 1/3/2019 4:58:48 AM
Waymark Code: WMZTFP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 3

Long Description:
Pico Viejo is a volcano located on the island of Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain). It is the second highest peak of Tenerife and the Canary Islands (after the Teide) with a height of 3,135 m above sea level, a huge crater approximately of 720 metres in diameter.

The volcano is part of the Teide volcanic complex, which began forming about 200,000 years ago in the center of Tenerife. Its crater is one of the satellite craters around El Teide.

It erupted in 1798, and it is estimated that it ejected around 12 million m³ of lava over three months forming a black colored surface, which is different from the rest of the volcano area, which are known as the Teide noses.

Pico Viejo can be climbed from several sides:

From the road in the west and south-west. There are several different starting points.
From the hotel Parador.
From Mount Teide.
Volcano Type: Composite Volcano or Stratovolcano

Volcano Location: Island Arc

Year of most recent activity: 1798

Caldera Visible?: yes

Cone Visible?: yes

Crater Visible?: yes

Geyser/Hot Spring Visible?: no

Lava Dome Visible?: no

Lava Flow (Moving) Visible?: no

Lava Flow (Not Moving) Visible?: yes

Vent or Fumarole Visible?: no

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