Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10015
The El Glaciar Norte is located on the northern side of Popocatépetl. Faint climbers' trails can be seen on the lower northern flank heading towards Ventorillo, the peak below the horizon to the right. The popular Las Cruces summit route ascends diagonally below the glacier to the left. The 5,000-m-high El Ventorrillo is the summit of the eroded Nexpayantla edifice, a predecessor to Popocatépetl. Its steep cliffs expose the stratified interior.
Photo by Hugo Delgado-Granados (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).
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Keywords: stratovolcano | stratigraphy | scarp