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flowCotopaxi Cara Sur, ~ 5.060m
Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2012

flow

18.12.2012:
Cabanas Agama 4.000m - Camp Cotopaxi Cara Sur 4.780m

19.12.2012:
from Camp Cotopaxi Cara Sur up to the beginning of the glacier ~5.060m; turned around because of havy snowfall and fog :/
Posted Feb 12, 2013 4:29 am

DB61Ice Fog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2013

DB61

Cold but made it...amazing
Posted Feb 9, 2013 6:51 pm

athom110Near perfect  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2013

athom110

Zero wind, light snow for half hour at 17,500 ft and cloudy summit. Left refuge at 0015h and reached the summit with my fiancé and guide Diego at 0645h. Some crevasses' snow bridges looked a bit sketchy in the daylight, as we'll as some of the overhanging seracs. Snow began falling steadily as we were almost at the refuge around 0930h.
Posted Feb 5, 2013 4:24 pm

JakeWindy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2013

Jake

Climbed with my friend Pedro from the car park. We left at 1am and reached the summit at 7am. It was windy and summit was in clouds but it was an amazing climb.
Posted Jan 29, 2013 7:17 pm

skyward22Cotopaxi  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2010

skyward22

what an incredible mountain! summitted with Joe Miller after a cold, windy climb. no visibility on the summit. would love to go back and climb again in order to see the crater, etc. 10 hours from the high base camp to summit and back.
Posted Jan 15, 2013 4:57 am

CissaLucky weather window  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2013

Cissa

One of the worst seasons in Ecuador for climbing, with bad weather everywhere, but we were lucky to try to summit in a clear day, although windy all the time.
Posted Jan 10, 2013 5:01 pm

sunshineFirst Attempt
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2011
Very intense weather, turned back at 5500 feet. Would love to try again some day.
Posted Jan 1, 2013 7:52 pm

slychels04Failed Attempt at Cotopaxi
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2012

slychels04

My first mountain attempt with the aid of crampons and ice axe was not a successful one. Acclimating with Rucu Pichincha, Guagua Pichincha, and Iliniza Norte wasn't quite enough to get me ready for Cotopaxi. I turned around still in the dark at 17,400 ft. I never developed a headache on the climb it hit me later when back at the refuge.
Posted Dec 31, 2012 9:48 pm

pokieloose  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 26, 2012
Some fresh snowfall and wind made a few short traverses a pain, but not too bad.
Posted Dec 19, 2012 6:09 pm

jm141302Very Windy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2012

jm141302

Stayed in the refugio which was completely full. Some people had to sleep on the tables and benches downstairs. The wind was severe. Walking and standing were impossible at some points. Our group of 3 was the only group to get to the top that day. We started at 1:00 a.m., got to the top by 6:00 and returned at 9:30. Everything on us became covered in a thick layer of ice. We could only spend about 5 minutes on the summit. Not much of a view. The best part of the trip was meeting Erik Weihenmayer and the Soldiers to Summits team. First-class group and organization.
Posted Dec 10, 2012 9:51 am

Bill562Coto - second time on summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 19, 2012

Bill562

With Murad and Mike. No acclimatization - summited 57 hours after landing in Quito. The route was quite a bit different this time - primarily more icy, weather was better this time.
Posted Nov 30, 2012 12:01 am

ajaysomaniNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2012

ajaysomani

This was a second attempt after I abandoned the first time due to bad health a couple of days ago. Weather this time was great, completely clear and we even got to see the crater!
Posted Nov 29, 2012 3:21 pm

attimountNormal route
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2012

attimount

Unfortunately we had to turn back just about one hour from the summt due to tiredness. Great conditions, nice weather. Maybe next time.
Posted Nov 25, 2012 6:11 pm

jackroperCold....  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2012

jackroper

We were shut down once on Cayambe and once on Cotopaxi on this trip. The weather was brutal. Our guide Billy from RMI got consensus from us to go on an all out sufferfest and push to the top in a final summit bid. It was tough but in the end we stood on top covered in an inch of rime ice. Good times.
Posted Aug 6, 2012 6:03 pm

logikalWonderful Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2012

logikal

What a beautiful glacier! Great view from the top with little to no wind. Such a clear night we didnt have to turn on our headlamps once.
Posted Aug 6, 2012 3:02 pm

Bluebell08Standard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2012

Bluebell08

Great climb, quite windy but clear other than some low clouds that still gave us decent views (but not of the crater). 7+ hours to the top, only about 2 hour decent. Snow conditions were very good, got a lucky break in the weather (that had included ice/snow/drizzle in the days prior) for a perfect climb and summit day.
Posted Jul 21, 2012 11:31 am

stefbarsantiwindy ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2012
Wow!!! What an incredible mission that was!! Others had told me that it was a reasonably straight forward climb, but the strong winds on Sunday morning made it a very tough ascent. The route was quite straight forward, had to jump over a few crevasses, but other than that, snow conditions were excellent, but strong winds really make this climb very challenging. Left the refugio at 1.15am and summited at 6.15am, exhausted, emotional, and very relieved. Thanks to my guide Nicholas, he is the man!!!
Posted Jul 2, 2012 9:13 am

Garon CorizRebuffed
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2012

Garon Coriz

Made it to 17,400' before turning around. We (Francisco, Nikki, and I) had a late start from the car lot. Though unconditioned, we seemed to be making good time but winds and route-finding proved a problem. Our ride was to pick us up at 11 am and we simply ran out of time. Talking to others, no one topped out that day due to the strong winds.
Posted Jul 1, 2012 6:53 pm

jackroperRe: Rebuffed

jackroper

You were there the same time we were. It was a tough week and few teams summited.
Posted Aug 6, 2012 6:04 pm

schlegerWhew!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2012

schleger

Summited, I think. I am thankful to have my daughter, Guide Edgar, and my camera to help me reconstruct the events that took place between 12:30 am and 6:35 am (I think my watch said 6:35 but I was encapsulated in a layer of rime ice). The landscape with all its shapes, curves, angles was surreal. I will sit down with my daughter to analyze the photos to determine what was real or an altitude induced hallucination. The mouse or vole-like mammal running around in circles on the snow at 18,000 was real! Great experience!
Posted Jun 22, 2012 1:32 am

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