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Range Name(s): Cordillera Oriental (Equador), Восточная Кордильера (Эквадор)     Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
Max. Elevation: 5 897 m / 19 347 ft     Snow Line: Please update
Region(s): South America     Average Length: 373 miles / 600 km
Location: Ecuador: Provincia de Cotopaxi, Provincia de El Oro, Provincia de Imbabura, Provincia de Loja, Provincia de Morona-Santiago, Provincia de Napo, Provincia de Pichincha, Provincia de Sucumbíos, Provincia de Zamora-Chinchipe, Provincia del Carchi, Provincia del Chimborazo, Provincia del Pastaza; Peru: Amazonas, Cajamarca; ... Read more     Average Width: Please update
Activity Type: Please update     Latitude/Longitude: -2°-24'-47.479''S
-78°-24'-33.926''W
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Parent Range: Andes     Nearest Airport(s): Mariscal Sucre Quito International Airport (UIO);
National Park(s): Cotopaxi National Park;     Convenience Center(s): Quito;

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There are six volcanoes over 5000 meters situated in Cordillera Oriental. All of them are popular among climbers but only Cotopaxi can be considered as a benchmark among volcanoes that poses full set of accompanying attributes - the ideal cone, round crater rim and massive snow-white ice cap. According to all of these reasons the Cotopaxi ascent is considered by the mountaineers as a unit of measurement, "litmus test" by which all others volcanoes are compared. Well-developed tourist infrastructure, proximity to the capital city and numbers of clear days per year - everything here does to try your hand at the one of the most classic volcano of our planet. None of the routes to Cotopaxi can be called boring - each of them required crampons, ropes and ice axes that can help you to climb steep ice slopes and traverse deep crevasses.... Read more

DESCRIPTION Edit

Cordillera Oriental is a mountain range in Ecuador Andes Colombia that lies along the Pacific Coast. Its highest point is the volcano Cotopaxi, towering at 5897 meters above sea level.

LOCATION Edit

Cordillera Oriental is located in Ecuador and Peru and lies along Pacific Ocean's coast inside the continental part.

South America, Ecuador: Provincia de Cotopaxi

  • Cotopaxi
  • Mountaineering - 12 Hour(s)
  • 1 Jan - 31 Dec
  • Moderate/ Challenging 
  • 1 people climbed it

South America, Ecuador: Provincia de Cotopaxi

  • Cotopaxi
  • Mountaineering - 12 Hour(s)
  • 1 Jan - 31 Dec
  • Moderate/ Challenging 
  • 0 people climbed it

South America, Ecuador: Provincia de Cotopaxi

  • Cotopaxi
  • Mountaineering - 12 Hour(s)
  • 1 Jan - 31 Dec
  • Moderate/ Challenging 
  • 0 people climbed it

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• All the highest Ecuadorian mountains such as Cotopaxi and Antisana have the glacial ice on their summits which was mined by locals (the so-called "Hieleros" from Spanish "Hielo" for "Ice") to be sold in the markets of the surrounding cities.

 

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