Cotopaxi

Cotopaxi Trip Report (#1381)

  • Signed By: Vlad Broz
  • Date submitted: January 06, 2004

Fourth attempt, second summit. This one was very special because my son, Marko, accompanied me for my 60th birthday celebratory climb. Gabriel Llano (Safari Tours) was our guide again and even pampered us with a gourmet Chilean Sea Bass dinner for starters. Hit the trail at 0100 and joined thirty or so others for the climb up. Conditions were perfect, the climb delightful and uneventful, though I was very happy to summit and NOT have to climb another 300 meters. Work had limited my conditioning, and it showed. Gabriel realized I was working really hard and set a reasonable pace that I could maintain. Always the sign of a great guide! Took 6+45 to summit. Great photo of Marko and myself with Illinizas in the background. Muchas gracias for the memories Gabriel!!!

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