Ecuador

ChimborazoThumbChimborazo – January 2014
6310m Chimborazo is Ecuador’s highest mountain. 1500m of gain and fields of penitentes made for a satisfying, physically challenging climb to Chimborazo’s highpoint, the Whymper summit.

CotopaxiThumbCotopaxi – January 2014
5897m Cotopaxi, an active volcano, is Ecuador’s second highest mountain. I climbed under clear skies and enjoyed marvelous views of Cotopaxi’s volcanic crater and the surrounding high mountains.

CayambeThumbCayambe – January 2014
5790m Cayambe is a massive glaciated volcano, Ecuador’s 3rd highest mountain, and the world’s highest equatorial point. A fantastic, awe-inspiring sunrise from the summit and great conditions on the glacier made Cayambe an interesting, unforgettable climb.

IllinizaSurThumbIlliniza Sur – January 2014
5263m Illiniza Sur is Ecuador’s 6th highest. Steep and glaciated, Illiniza Sur is considered one of Ecuador’s most technically challenging climbs. I experienced superb snow conditions ascending the mountain’s normal route.

IllinizaNorteThumbIlliniza Norte – January 2014
5126m Illiniza Norte is Ecuador’s 8th highest. Fun, straightforward scrambling along the northeast ridge and convenient access to the mountain made Illiniza Norte an enjoyable hike and excellent acclimatization.

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