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Cordillera Occidental (Equador)

Region(s): South America, Ecuador: (Provincia de Bolívar, Provincia de Cotopaxi, Provincia de El Oro, Provincia de Esmeraldas, Provincia de Imbabura, Provincia de Los Ríos, Provincia de Manabí, Provincia de Pichincha, Provincia del Azuay, Provincia del Cañar, Provincia del Carchi, Provincia del Chimborazo, Provincia del Guayas, Provincia del Tungurahua), Colombia: (Departamento de Nariño)
Parent Range: Ecuador Andes
Max. Elevation: 6 310 m / 20 702 ft
Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
Average Length: 373 miles / 600 km
Average Width: 70 miles / 43 km
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Overview

Range Name(s): Cordillera Occidental (Equador)
Max. Elevation: 6 310 m / 20 702 ft
Region(s): South America
Location: South America, Ecuador: (Provincia de Bolívar, Provincia de Cotopaxi, Provincia de El Oro, Provincia de Esmeraldas, Provincia de Imbabura, Provincia de Los Ríos, Provincia de Manabí, Provincia de Pichincha, Provincia del Azuay, Provincia del Cañar, Provincia del Carchi, Provincia del Chimborazo, Provincia del Guayas, Provincia del Tungurahua), Colombia: (Departamento de Nariño)
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Starting Point: -1.4697751476120857
-78.8818359375
Parent Range: Ecuador Andes
Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
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Average Length: 373 miles / 600 km
Average Width: 70 miles / 43 km
Nearst
Airport(s):
Mariscal Sucre Quito International Airport (UIO)
Convenience Center(s): Quito
National
Park(s):
Chimborazo Reserve

Location

South America, Ecuador: (Provincia de Bolívar, Provincia de Cotopaxi, Provincia de El Oro, Provincia de Esmeraldas, Provincia de Imbabura, Provincia de Los Ríos, Provincia de Manabí, Provincia de Pichincha, Provincia del Azuay, Provincia del Cañar, Provincia del Carchi, Provincia del Chimborazo, Provincia del Guayas, Provincia del Tungurahua), Colombia: (Departamento de Nariño)
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    The most part of climbers visit Cordillera Occidental because of famous volcano Chimborazo (6310 meters). Chimborazo will always be a special mountain because its summit, along with summit of Everest, tops the list of the "most-most" world's mountains. No doubt that Everest is the highest mountain of the world but Chimborazo holds a top position in the list of the farthest points of the Earth's center. Climbing Chimborazo requires good physical conditions, excellent acclimatization and cramponing skill and it is one of the "classic" one-day-ascent along with the Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn.
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    Cordillera Occidental is a mountain range that belongs to Ecuadorian Andes. It lies along the Pacific Coast and its highest point is the volcano Chimborazo, towering at 6310 meters above sea level.
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    Cordillera Occidental is located in Ecuador and lies along Pacific Ocean's coast.
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    In August 1976 SAETA Flight 232 carrying 55 passengers and four crew members aboard a Vickers Viscount from Quito to Cuenca disappeared en route. In February 2003, after 27 years, the aircraft was found with the bodies of its 59 occupants at 5 400 meters (17 700 ft) elevation on Chimborazo by Ecuadorian   ... Read more

     

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