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Ecuador Andes

Region(s): South America, Ecuador: (Provincia de Bolívar, Provincia de Cotopaxi, Provincia de El Oro, Provincia de Esmeraldas, Provincia de Imbabura, Provincia de Loja, Provincia de Los Ríos, Provincia de Manabí, Provincia de Morona-Santiago, Provincia de Napo, Provincia de Pichincha, Provincia de Sucumbíos, Provincia de Zamora-Chinchipe, Provincia del Azuay, Provincia del Cañar, Provincia del Carchi, Provincia del Chimborazo, Provincia del Guayas, Provincia del Pastaza, Provincia del Tungurahua), Peru: (Amazonas, Cajamarca), Colombia: (Departamento de Nariño)
Parent Range: Northern Andes
Max. Elevation: 6 310 m / 20 702 ft
Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
Average Length: 621 miles / 1 000 km
Average Width: 200 miles / 124 km

Overview

Range Name(s): Ecuador Andes
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 Loja, Provincia de Los Ríos, Provincia de Manabí, Provincia de Morona-Santiago, Provincia de Napo, Provincia de Pichincha, Provincia de Sucumbíos, Provincia de Zamora-Chinchipe, Provincia del Azuay, Provincia del Cañar, Provincia del Carchi, Provincia del Chimborazo, Provincia del Guayas, Provincia del Pastaza, Provincia del Tungurahua), Peru: (Amazonas, Cajamarca), Colombia: (Departamento de Nariño)
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Starting Point: -2.036848064254741
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Parent Range: Northern Andes
Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
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Average Length: 621 miles / 1 000 km
Average Width: 200 miles / 124 km
Nearst
Airport(s):
José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE), Mariscal Sucre Quito International Airport (UIO)
Convenience Center(s): Riobamba, Quito, Guaranda, El Chaupi, Baños
National
Park(s):
Cotopaxi National Park, Chimborazo Reserve, Illinizas Ecological Reserve

Location

South America, Ecuador: (Provincia de Bolívar, Provincia de Cotopaxi, Provincia de El Oro, Provincia de Esmeraldas, Provincia de Imbabura, Provincia de Loja, Provincia de Los Ríos, Provincia de Manabí, Provincia de Morona-Santiago, Provincia de Napo, Provincia de Pichincha, Provincia de Sucumbíos, Provincia de Zamora-Chinchipe, Provincia del Azuay, Provincia del Cañar, Provincia del Carchi, Provincia del Chimborazo, Provincia del Guayas, Provincia del Pastaza, Provincia del Tungurahua), Peru: (Amazonas, Cajamarca), Colombia: (Departamento de Nariño)
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    The most part of climbers visit Ecuador Andes because of famous volcanoes Cotopaxi and Chimborazo. 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. In addition, a trip to Ecuador will allow you to combine Chimborazo with ascents to other distinguished volcanoes such as Cotopaxi or Antisana. Well, fans of diving at the most remote parts of our planet can go to the Galapagos after the climbing as well.
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    The Ecuador Andes consist of two main ranges - the Cordillera Occidental (or Western) and Cordillera Oriental (or eastern). There is a huge depression separates those two Cordilleras. Along the depression is located the one of the highest volcanic chain in the world, the highest volcanoes which are Chimborazo (6310 m) and Cotopaxi (5897 m).
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    The Ecuador Andes mostly lie in the Ecuador and just a very small part belongs to neighboring countries Peru and Colombia.
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    All the highest Ecuadorian mountains such as Chimborazo, 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.

     

    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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