Ritacuba Blanco

Elevation (feet): 17,552
Elevation (meters): 5,350
Continent: South America
Country: Colombia
Range/Region: Colombian Andes
Latitude: 6.494167
Longitude: -72.2975
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: Jan, May, Jun, Dec
Year first climbed: 1950
First successful climber(s): Erwin Kraws
Nearest major airport: Bogota el dorado
Convenient Center: Hosting

Thanks to Alejo Martinez and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Its Good....

Thanks to Alejo Martinez for this description.

Weather

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Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 4 trip reports for Ritacuba Blanco.

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  • Log #18902 - by Erik Rupert on Feb 14, 2006
    The top of Ritacuba Blanco can be easily climbed in a 2 day climb from the CabaƱas Kanwara. DE UNA Colombia Tours organize climbs to Ritacuba Blanca which is with 5330m the hights mountain in Cocuy...
  • Log #15256 - by Jerome Fayet on July 02, 2004
    My highest experience so far. We did not take time to get acclimatized with altitude and on the way back we had terrible headakes. Locals told us to drink beer and headakes did disappear.
  • Log #15258 - by Martin Marquez on Apr 03, 2003
    A very easy and beautifully climb. It is a shame that violence and guerrilla warfare makes this place an out of limit mountain. It takes about 3 hours from Las Cabanas to the base of the glassier and...
  • Log #15259 - by Jared Sexty on Nov 09, 2000
    My high school buddy Jason Whittington and I hiked the John Muir Trail in 2 weeks and finished on this peak. My first mountain over 14k. What a great trip.