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BalletBoyRuta Normal - Oct. 31, 2006  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2006

BalletBoy

Reached the summit with Woodie Hopper in complete whiteout conditions. It snowed all afternoon and evening on the mountain before, and during our ascent. The new snow made for tough work getting to the summit. We could barely tell there was a crater with the conditions of visibility.
Posted Nov 5, 2006 9:07 pm

Woodie HopperRuta normal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2006

Woodie Hopper

Climbed in white-out conditions all night. We reached the summit in 5 hours but could barely see into the crater. We didn't have a view beyond the mountain at all.
Posted Oct 31, 2006 6:57 pm

Mathias Zehringnormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2006

Mathias Zehring

strange weather: we started at 1 a.m., we were stuck in clouds, some snowfall but almost no wind at all. Then clouds lifted and when we reached the summit after 5 h 55 min ascent from the hut we had sun and no wind at all on the summit where we could stay for more than one pleasant hour.
Posted Oct 11, 2006 10:28 pm

Thomas Gurvieznormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2006

Thomas Gurviez

beautiful climb through amazing glaciers, clear weather up to 8 AM
Posted Oct 10, 2006 4:51 pm

phydeuxFun climb

phydeux

Dreamed of climbing this since I was a kid looking at National Geographic mags. Finally did it (followed by Chimborazo!).
Posted Oct 7, 2006 4:46 pm

pksanderNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2006

pksander

A great climb on the most impressive mountain of my climbing experience to date. Climbed with Eileen and two of Marco Cruz's guides, Segundo and Manuel. Thanks guys! The glaciers of Rainier and Mt. Baker pale in comparison to the bizzare expanses and formations of Cotopaxi.
Posted Sep 26, 2006 10:10 pm

oo09nj76t5Beautiful Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2006

oo09nj76t5

Reached the summit from the refuge after about five hours of climbing, took pictures, watched the sunrise, took more pictures, rolled out.
Posted Aug 23, 2006 9:35 pm

peakrat76Ruta Normal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 17, 1991

peakrat76

A fun climb on a big peak. Too many people at the hut for my taste; many were day turistas. Weather was stable and the summit calm, although too warm to stay high for long...avalanche conditions by mid-day. The plus to the hut was the cold beer after a good climb.
Posted Aug 14, 2006 10:21 pm

osatrikCotopaxi - watch the altitude!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2002

osatrik

Climbed with the OSAT-Ecuador group. One climber stayed at the Refugio because he wasn't feeling well. When we returned, he was unconcious and had to be carried down to the parking lot and evacuated to a Quito hospital for a 2 night stay -- one lung 1/2 full of fluid due to HAPE.
Posted Aug 14, 2006 7:27 pm

Miguel Angel PerezRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: January 2, 2004  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2004

Miguel Angel Perez

I attempted Cotopaxi for the 3rd time (second time in this route) and failed due to lack of acclimatization and bad snow conditions. No one summited that day. One week later I tried again and after summiting Chimborazo I went up pretty fast. We couldn´t see the crater due to vapors and some clouds.
A wonderful climb!
Posted Aug 9, 2006 11:48 pm

n8jojohnsonHigh Winds
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006

n8jojohnson

High winds at the head wall.
Posted Jul 30, 2006 3:38 pm

ElCapitanKoolAidA variant?

ElCapitanKoolAid

After being in L.A. for three months (sea level) was quite invigorating to go this high. I remember that everybody was waiting to cross a crevasse and we got bored just waiting. So, we decided to turn left of it and this brought us to more interesting climbing.
Posted Jun 18, 2006 3:49 pm

phouseNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 12, 1991

phouse

We had a very cold day and it was hard to climb, because we had no slope. But we reach the summit and get back very happy.
Posted Jun 6, 2006 5:16 pm

GertiñoRoute Climbed : normal route
Date Climbed: Feb 24, 2003
Returned at approx. 5.600 m because of exhaustion/dizzyness (one advise : get enough rest the days/weeks before the climb)

Sunrise on the mountain was amazing

I'll be back to get my revenge :-)
Posted May 28, 2006 7:05 pm

nesnegrojRoute: Normal
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2003

nesnegroj

Had to abandon because off bad stomach
Posted May 16, 2006 6:44 pm

TMstandard route

TM

Great route, interesting but moderate. Fun climbing, beautiful place. Stay at Tambopaxi before and after, it's cush (featherbeds, wine list, fresh trout dinners), well-priced and run by great folks.
Posted Apr 10, 2006 5:34 am

emilieStandard Route
Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2006

emilie

Bad storm during first attempt - high winds, poor visibility, so-so snow conditions, and we were covered in ice. Turned around at 18,300ft.
Came back three days later for a second attempt but only made it to 17,800ft - too beat from the first attempt.
Posted Mar 1, 2006 1:26 am

LigaNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2006

Liga

Easy climb, great views. We had increadible night with clear sky and billions of stars which was followed by amazing sunrise on the top. Awesome.
Posted Feb 27, 2006 3:31 pm

KCWANormal Route  Sucess!

KCWA

Great climb, perfect weather. First time to high altitude.
Posted Feb 17, 2006 6:28 pm

colintRoute Climbed: normal Date Climbed: jan 17 2006  Sucess!

colint

The weather was bad- low clouds, high winds. Out of 30 or so leaving the refugio only 6 summitted. Guides with Moggely are by far the most professional on the mountain, some others take up poorly acclimatized assholes and hurry, cross ropes, start late etc. Really an exceptional climb when the weather keeps away the crowds!
Posted Jan 17, 2006 10:14 pm

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