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VivyenneHasta la vista normal route

Vivyenne

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Almost all teams are now using the "rompecorazones" as the regular route; several of the guides I spoke to said that the crevasse on the normal route is now impassible (as of july 2013 there were some metal ladders installed).
Posted Dec 12, 2013 9:32 pm

crybabyCotopaxi climb Jan 2014

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Made the summit of Cotopaxi Jan 2, 2014. The refugio is currently being expanded and there are no bathrooms for the climbers or other public. No bathrooms, with 30-70 people a day coming through there. Not good. There are two portapotties for the construction guys and the portos are a mess. We went the normal route up, which is redirected around the "ladder crevasse" mentioned above; we had no such difficulty. Success rate for climbers is 50-60% due to non-aclimatization, so best work this into your plans. Consider diamox. Don't underestimate this climb, as it's no walk in the park. It's steep, long, cold, and exhilarating, and way worth the effort.
Posted Jan 6, 2014 12:00 am

VivyenneRefugio closed

Vivyenne

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starting 19 January, the José Ribas refugio is closed for repairs. http://www.ambiente.gob.ec/cierre-de-refugio-jose-ribas-ubicado-en-el-parque-nacional-cotopaxi/
Posted Jan 27, 2014 11:02 pm

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