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Cordillera Oriental (Equador)

Region(s): South America, 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)
Parent Range: Ecuador Andes
Max. Elevation: 5 897 m / 19 347 ft
Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
Average Length: 373 miles / 600 km
Average Width: 70 miles / 43 km

Overview

Range Name(s): Cordillera Oriental (Equador)
Max. Elevation: 5 897 m / 19 347 ft
Region(s): South America
Location: South America, 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)
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Starting Point: -2.4131884936647574
-78.409423828125
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):
Cotopaxi National Park

Location

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