Cotopaxi Climber's Log
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|brota||Nice climb |
Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2011
|Arriving at 7pm to the cottage / camping. Officially not possible to enter after 3pm and a taxi without special permit! Quite long argue at the ranger station.|
Started with a friend at 1.00 am without a guide. Following other groups in the beginning to find the way. They all went to slowly so after too much waiting behind them we went into "lead" making the way through deep snow in the upper parts for all others. After 5 hours on the top - cloudy and windy. Was very easy to follow the route. One difficult part at about 5700m. On the way down taking with us an exhausted tourist who was bivouacking (freezing) at about 5700m and waiting for his mate and guide to come back from the top.
|Posted Dec 9, 2011 5:01 pm|
|madclimber||Normal Route |
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2008
|Best shots when the sun is rising over the clouds at 19,000ft!|
|Posted Nov 2, 2011 8:42 pm|
|Herb||Cotopaxi normal route from Refugio Jose Ribas |
Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2010
|It snowed on the days before our climb and when we arrived at Jose Ribas hut on the 13th of November. We found a lot of loose snow on some of the traverses of the normal route, so belaying was mainly mental safety... :) We had some fog and clouds during most of the ascent in the night and early morning. At least we got a few views when summiting around 7.30 a.m. because we broke through the cloud cover at app. 5.700 m.|
Very nice and perfectly shaped mountain. I'm glad that we made Cotopaxi, since we got no chance on Chimborazo after that: too much snow and avalanche danger - we had to turn around on the 17th of November already at 5.250 m.
|Posted Oct 24, 2011 7:56 am|
Date Climbed: Dec 7, 2010
|Love this Mountain, the view looking into that crater is something else...if you're reading this and haven't summitted Cotopaxi, just go there and do it!|
|Posted Oct 23, 2011 9:42 pm|
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2011
|We reached 17,700 ft (5400 m) and had to turn back at a crevasse. One team made it across and to the summit, but crossing apparently involved jumping it, vertical climbing, crossing a wood board and a very weak snow bridge that might collapse by return. Our guide said if we crossed we would be committed to descending an alternate route. Several teams tried probing for the end but had no luck. All the teams except the one summit team turned back that morning. Bizarre that we were the group to find this obstacle in worse condition than before, but I´ll be back soon hopefully.|
|Posted Oct 19, 2011 1:19 pm|
|karore||Good climb |
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2011
|Hard climb, coming down was harder because altitude gave me a asthmatic cough.|
|Posted Oct 8, 2011 11:35 am|
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2008
|Great peak !|
|Posted Aug 12, 2011 4:55 am|
|xpda||Second Try |
Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2009
|Posted Aug 9, 2011 9:57 pm|
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2011
|Climbed with my friend, Jonas Haag.|
|Posted Aug 6, 2011 4:41 pm|
|7summits||icey and crevassed |
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2010
|cold, windy and icy and a very crevassed route, the normal route had changed because of this. Summited with zero visibility and a layer of ice on me.|
Met Ivan Vallejos, so that was more fun than the summit :)
|Posted Apr 5, 2011 1:13 pm|
|Boriss Andean||Ivan vallejo!|
|I bet it was more fun. Ivan Vallejo is a legend and a great person!.. He is the 7th climber out of 10 who climbed ALL 8000'ers without supplementary oxygen.|
He is the only South American to do so, and the second in the whole continent after Ed Viesturs from the USA.
|Posted Apr 5, 2011 1:41 pm|
|edomar2611||Normal Route in a snow storm |
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2008
|I climbed Cotopaxi during a snowy storm, leading for the first time a group of three persons.|
|Posted Feb 16, 2011 8:34 am|
|cookedfish||Beautiful Mountain |
Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2010
|My buddy and I, who were spending the semester studying in Ecuador, made it up over the weekend with a local guide. Cotopaxi was a beautiful mountain, an easy enough climb for the beginners that we were, and a good experience with our guide. It certainly helps to live in Quito awhile in order to acclimatize.|
|Posted Feb 11, 2011 3:29 pm|
|wmolland||Cloudy summit |
Date Climbed: Jan 24, 2011
|We left too early and were left shivering under the final steep ice/snow section for an hour waiting for the sun to rise. Got to the top in clouds but it was still an awesome climb up. Some of the ice formations are wild up there!|
|Posted Feb 1, 2011 1:50 pm|
Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2011
|new hight point for me,FANTASTIC WEATHER! I was preparing for this climb last few months, maybe i should go for Chimbo or Cayambe, but there is always next time.|
|Posted Jan 29, 2011 8:04 pm|
|tmfaust21||Nice day |
Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2011
|Great weather and a new high point for myself|
|Posted Jan 27, 2011 6:49 pm|
|dbakwin||good day |
Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2011
|it is the best way to spend your early morning|
|Posted Jan 24, 2011 11:46 pm|
|Boriss Andean||Nice summit day! |
Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2011
|Climbed with Tilo and Katherine, both from Germany. I looked back down to Paulo PAROFES from time to time. He taught me a new Portuguese word “gostosa”. |
The weather was perfect, clear sky. Our climb was lit by a bright half-moon which showed us our way to follow. I barely used my headlamp.
We got to the summit (5,897 m / 19,347 ft) at 6:30 am, exactly five and a half hours after leaving from the refuge. Awesome views of the crater and other mountains.
Totally happy. I summited Illiniza Sur the following day. :)
|Posted Jan 17, 2011 3:27 pm|
Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2011
|Left the refuge at 1:10 am in two rope teams, one of three and the other of two, and summited in 4 hours and 40 minutes. We were first on summit that day, right in time for the sunrise! Absolutely breathtaking!|
|Posted Jan 17, 2011 10:40 am|
Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2011
|Okay people insisted and i went up there.|
Summited solo in alpine style. Camp 100m outside the refuge...
Almost frostbite on one finger, really crazy. Have to buy new gloves...
Perfect and clear day. Back in the refuge by 09:45 am.
Ah, and i did with a damn cold, my throat infected as hell...
Now have to get some rest and get better...
Bumped into Boris several times during the climb and together at the summit!
|Posted Jan 15, 2011 7:07 pm|