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Illiniza Norte

Illiniza Norte

Illiniza Norte

Page Type: Album

Object Title: Illiniza Norte

Image Type(s): Hiking


Page By: Liba Kopeckova

Created/Edited: Feb 22, 2010 / Oct 12, 2010

Object ID: 599276

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Page Score: 88.19% - 26 Votes 

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Illiniza is a stratovolcano in Ecuador, located about 55 km (34 miles) southwest of Quito. Illiniza consists of two snow covered peaks: Illiniza Sur (5.248 m) and Illiniza Norte (5.126 m).
Illiniza Sur is a more difficult climb due to its glacial nature, Illiniza Norte is a trekking peak. A guide is still recommended, since the path becomes hard to navigate as it approaches the summit (also the weather changes quickly). Boriss = High Andean recommended Segundo, his friend (Boriss was busy with another client).
It is a great acclimatization peak in Ecuador.

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Voted 10/10

Very nice pictures!
Posted Feb 22, 2010 2:24 pm

Liba KopeckovaRe: Congrats!

Liba Kopeckova

Hasn't voted

Thanks... it is a rushed album. I took so many photos, and had no time to organize those yet, but will be adding some more...
Posted Feb 22, 2010 9:51 pm



Voted 10/10

Thanks for posting your Norte photos. I was in Ecuador Jan 2008. Climbed Sur and was quickly off to Cotopaxi. I wished we could have climbed Norte but, too many mts and not enough time and money. Anyway thanks for the shots of the route. I was always curious what it looked liked up there.
Posted Mar 8, 2010 7:27 pm

Liba KopeckovaRe: Congratulations!

Liba Kopeckova

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thanks... it was not really a climb, just a hike/scramble. I wish to have more time on Cotopaxi - we had a horrible blizzard, and turned around 5.600 m, and I had no time for Illiniza Sur, only 5 days in ECU. I got money, but no time... I guess we always find something to complain about - haha.
Posted Mar 8, 2010 9:13 pm

HotfeetToo bad!


Voted 10/10

That sucks. Too bad the weather shut you out. Well hopefully it was still a nice trip even if short.
Posted Mar 9, 2010 9:10 pm

Liba KopeckovaRe: Too bad!

Liba Kopeckova

Hasn't voted

Thanks... I still feel bad about turning around... I will have to go back some day...
Posted Mar 10, 2010 8:47 am

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