Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08100
The smooth profile of the Cofre de Perote volcano is modified on the NE side by steep compound escarpments. A box-like, glacially eroded pinnacle forms the summit. The configuration of the summit of the volcano reflects both edifice collapse and glacial erosion. Truncated dacitic lava flows can be seen on the right-hand horizon.
Photo by Hugo Delgado, 1997 (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).