Cotopaxi

Cotopaxi Trip Report (#1378)

  • Signed By: Iaki Lasa
  • Date submitted: January 13, 2004
  • Number of People Encountered:

It was hailing and snowing on the afternoon of the 8th. Conditions seemed like it was not going to be possible to summit on the 9th. However it cleared about midnight and we took off. I was my first High Mountain experience and it was way more than I had imagined it would be. I COMPLETELY recomend hiring guides. The trail was new, the bridge is not there anymore so we had to climb a wall of snow and ice at 5800m. Diego of Guias de Montana was excellent not only giving support to make it to the top but in its preparation, advise and coordination. It was an exhausting, spiritual and incredibly rewarding experience. The beauty of Ecuatorian mountains is undescribable.

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