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Like many sights in the mountains everywhere, we barely got a glimpse of it. By all means give it a try, but don't get your hopes up too high beforehand. Rather than walk to the refuge, we opted for the hike (no elevation change) around...More
I summited Cotopaxi in December 2018 but it wasn't without a intense few days. The practice climbs to Ruku Pinchincha and Illiniza Norte were good but the fresh powder snow on Cotopaxi made going up that much more difficult. I remember crawling a some points...More
I loved it! It was absolutely breathtaking driving through the park and see the lakes that were scattered through the park. I would also give a warning to people that aren't in shape or used to exerting themselves. One of the girls I went with...More
I have climbed Cotopaxi and it is a wonderful climb. It is technically speaking a rather easy climb, however, with 5897m of altitude this volcano is not a playground for want to be mountaineers or hikers! As per regulations in Ecuador you are required a...More
Exhaustive is the correct word. I mean, we hike a lot back home in Munich, but this altitude and the hike in the snow itself is different, very different. With 4 days before we hiked to several other spots around Quito to get used to...More
It was cold, it was snowing, we weren't quite adapted to the hight and I was slightly ill.... But it was worth it. We hiked only 200m from the bus parking to the refugio Jose Rivas. Having a local guide (which is compulsory) everything is...More
Even though Cotopaxi volcano was shrouded in rain and snow when I was there, the volcano is still a must climb when anywhere near Quito. It is a great area to see!!!! First thing to mention: please do NOT expect to land in Quito on...More
We climbed the volcano from the parking up to Refuge Jose Rivas 4864m together with a local guide. This experience is a real must do and the views are stunning. We can highly recommand this hike. It's worth all efforts !
If you forget to wear dress to cold..DON T WORRY you can buy when you register in the Park ..look the pictures ..you can take pictures with a Llama..and there buy clothes.
Remember to contact a good guide like a Xaxier 098 406 37 86...More
Sorry for the late response (I hope you did not go without proper gear). If you are willing to climb up to the second station (half-way). Just a medium-heavy jacket will do. If you want to make it to the top, you will have... More
Sorry for the late response (I hope you did not go without proper gear). If you are willing to climb up to the second station (half-way). Just a medium-heavy jacket will do. If you want to make it to the top, you will have to suit up and gear up. It is clod and icy/snowy.