Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Ecuador Volcanoes


Just returned from leading a successful trip to Ecuador for Jagged Globe. This was the Ecuador Volcanoes trip in which 5 of the volcanoes are climbed. Pasochoa, (4,200m) Guagua Pichincha (4,700m) Illiniza Norte (5,200m), Cayambe (5,800m) and lastly but definitely not least Cotopaxi (5,900m). I was in Ecuador in 2007 and on that trip with my climbing partner Ben, we climbed Carihuairazo (5,000m), Cotopaxi and reached 6000m on Chimborazo. It was great to go back and this time get rewarded with amazingly clear views of Cotopaxi. It's a great trip (see link below) and although demanding a really good introductory trip for those looking to get some experience at altitude.

On the way up to Illiniza Norte
Cotopaxi in the Morning sun
Looking back up towards Cayambe's summit   

At the bottom of the glacier on Cayambe        

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