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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07666

The broad Iztaccíhuatl massif rises north of Paso de Cortes, the 3680-m-high saddle between Iztaccíhuatl and Popocatépetl volcanoes.  The conquistador Cortés crossed the pass, from where he first saw Tenochtitlán, the Aztec capital.  The summit of Iztaccíhuatl is at the left, NNW of the apparent high point Las Rodillas (center).  The sharp peak at the right is Los Pies (also known as Amacuilecatl), the southernmost major peak of the volcano. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1998 (Smithsonian Institution).

The broad Iztaccíhuatl massif rises north of Paso de Cortes, the 3680-m-high saddle between Iztaccíhuatl and Popocatépetl volcanoes. The conquistador Cortés crossed the pass, from where he first saw Tenochtitlán, the Aztec capital. The summit of Iztaccíhuatl is at the left, NNW of the apparent high point Las Rodillas (center). The sharp peak at the right is Los Pies (also known as Amacuilecatl), the southernmost major peak of the volcano.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1998 (Smithsonian Institution).


Iztaccíhuatl