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Boriss AndeanRoute Climbed: South Ridge.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 26, 2010

Boriss Andean

Wow, I haven't climbed this mountain since 2001. It's not a popular mountain due to its typical bad weather.

Climbed with Franz (HOL), Justin (ENG), Jonnathan (ENG) and Jaime (ECU).

We started our climb/hike at 3,700 m at 5:45 am. Climbed and scrambled by a long steep ridge that ended up at the true summit.

Got to the top (4,791 m/ 15,718 ft) 3 hours later:it snowed a lot during the approaching but it lasted only 1 hour.

It cleared up a bit on the way down and we were able to see Illinizas and Cotopaxi in the east, as well as Tungurahua erupting in the distance.

Very enjoyable.
Posted Feb 26, 2010 6:31 pm

pattycolomaCorazón  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2008


It's was a cold day. For me it was a long trail, but I did!
Posted Jan 19, 2009 7:03 am

barrygAlmost the summit
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2008


Took a bus from Quito to Machachi, another bus to Alausi, and then started the hike. Weather started out beautiful but clouds had rolled in as we approached the summit. Stopped about 100 metres short of the top, when altitude and tiredness took their toll.
Posted Sep 10, 2008 6:02 pm

TexasClimber3Nasty Weather  Sucess!


Too much rain to make it enjoyable- plus I wasn't prepared enough and got soaked to the bone. Oops!
Posted Aug 21, 2008 11:00 am

HeyItsBenRuta Normal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2008


Yet another beautiful hike in Ecuador. Cloudy and windy, and some fun scrambling.
Posted Jul 31, 2008 5:47 pm

paisajeroamericano15ers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 24, 2007


A pleasant dayhike. We hired a car to take us partway up the road and then we walked back down to town. The route wasn't totally obvious in the fog, but not too hard to figure out either.
Posted Apr 6, 2008 11:33 am

HotfeetBeautiful landscape
Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2008


A very beautiful area full of cool plants. A long hike.
Posted Jan 21, 2008 10:18 pm

ericdAcclimatizing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2008


Wonderful soft grassy approach up to a rocky class 3 SW ridgeline. 3700' elevation gain in 5hrs. The high altitude makes this excellent for acclimatizing not to mention good views when not cloudy. Heavy rains late in the day made it difficult to drive down muddy road. La Llovisna hacienda makes a convienient base camp.
Posted Jan 16, 2008 3:57 pm

leftyNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2007


My second acclimatization hike of the trip and second summit. We cut some of the switchbacks going up to save time. lots of false summits on the way to the true top, covered in clouds.
Posted Jan 16, 2008 1:06 am

Boriss AndeanRoute Climbed: Normal Route.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2001

Boriss Andean

Martin (Austria) and I started early in the morning from Aloasi train station with a light day backpack ea. and 2/4 liter water bottles for both.

The hike (the jog) to the summit was great!. Made it in 1:35 hours.
Nice views of Cotopaxi, Illinizas, Rumiñahui, Atacazo and Antisana.
Posted Sep 20, 2007 2:15 am

Sara_MatisseFun Climb!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 24, 2005


Great acclimatization climb. A fun mix of rolling green hills with pretty flowers to rock scrambling. Had to run off of it due to a lightning storm approaching - but added to the 'electricity' of getting higher than Whitney for the first time.
Great climb in a beautiful area with views of Cotopaxi(our next objective) and the Illiniza's...
Posted Aug 11, 2007 12:08 pm

summiterFun Acclimazation climb


Summited Corazon twice-
Firs time hiked up from the town in the valley (the one across from Machachi) and camped. Beautiful weather.. the second day.

The second trip we took a car and did summited in a day. It had just before we drove up and we almost got stuck in a enormous mud puddle taking up about 15' of the road, but ended up making it. This time the weather wasn't so great at the top, but we still had fun.
Posted Jul 6, 2007 4:36 pm

Jessica LCorazon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2006
This was scheduled last minute after climbing the Iliniza's since I had a day to spare. I wanted a day hike that wouldn't wear me out prior to Cotopaxi. Very sunny early in the day and I returned back with a nice pink face!
Posted Apr 15, 2007 12:44 am

tjbst47standard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2006


Staying at Papa Gayo and hired a jeep to 10,900 ft. Many trails and easy to get lost. Turned around 1000 ft below the summit 2 days ago because some German girls with us were getting cold, but summitted today.
Posted Dec 26, 2006 11:46 pm

forjanRoute Climbed: Ruta Normal Date Climbed: December 30, 2005  Sucess!


Started walking at 7:30am from an elevation of 3160 meters (10,367 ft)....not too far from Hosteria La Estacion. Summited at 12:40pm. Stayed 10 minutes at the summit taking the cloudy, summit photo and eating a snack. A thunderstorm developed around 2:00pm while descending. Back to where we started at 3:15pm (~ 7 hrs 45 min roundtrip). Then, onto Hosteria La Estacion for a hot shower and a delicious dinner.
Posted Jan 13, 2006 3:13 pm

climberbenRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: 7 October 2000  Sucess!


Took the bus from Quito early in the morning to Machachi and hired a truck to take us to the gate a mile or so from the train station for a $1. We hiked up through farmlands to a kind of plateau area and scrambled up to the summit. We made it back to Quito by 5pm.
Posted Dec 25, 2005 8:54 pm

maxczDate Climbed: February 2003
Managed to get to 200 m below summit, but we weren't acclimatized, and the wether wasn't to good either. Still, a memorable hike.
Posted Oct 17, 2004 6:29 am

big_gRoute Climbed: Filo una hora Date Climbed: 22 June 2004  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2004


Went along with 2 friends on their acclimatization climb. Turned out to be a pretty stout hike but the weather was cooperative if a little windy and the views were great.

First of many times.
Posted Jun 23, 2004 10:37 am

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