|Best months for climbing:||Jan, Feb, Jun, Jul, Aug, Dec|
|Nearest major airport:||Quito|
Thanks to Agnese for adding this peak.
Imbabura is a volcano north-east of Quito near the town of Otavalo, overlooking San Pablo lake. It can be climbed starting from the village of La Esperanza (at about 3000 m altitude) north-east of Imbabura, reachable by public transportation. The trailhead is a few Km outside La Esperanza - and a few hundreds meters higher -and can be reached by private transport if not on foot. Imbabura has two peaks: the north summit is first reached after a hike through paramo followed by an up-and-down scramble and it's lower than the south one. The south summit can be reached from the north peak by walking along the crater rim.
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There is one trip report for Imbabura Norte.
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- Log #22407 - by Agnese on Aug 26, 2013We started to walk just out of the village of La Esperanza, at about 3300 m. The paved road gave soon way to a trail cutting into grass and gently going uphill. In about half an hour the slope...