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Illiniza Norte

 
Illiniza Norte

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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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Illiniza

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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Cotopaxi

Cotopaxi

local flora

local flora

cross on the top of

cross on the top of

and the top is...

and the top is...

more scramble..

more scramble..

Laguna verde...

Laguna verde...

flowers with Illiniza Norte

flowers with Illiniza Norte

the most difficult section

the most difficult section

scrambling up....

scrambling up....

view of Corazon

view of Corazon

Segundo descending

Segundo descending

towards the top

towards the top

view while hiking

view while hiking

scrambling section

scrambling section

view back

view back


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SenadRCongrats!

SenadR

Voted 10/10

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

Liba KopeckovaRe: Congrats!

Liba Kopeckova

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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

HotfeetCongratulations!

Hotfeet

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!

Hotfeet

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

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

kuzmatime of visit

kuzma

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which month is the best for visit Ecuador?January?Mám to jako jednu z variant na příští rok.Cotopaxi a Sangay
(všichni tu píšou anglicky,tož se musim taky snažit)
Posted May 31, 2016 12:02 pm

Liba KopeckovaRe: time of visit

Liba Kopeckova

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nemusis se snazit, v Ecuadoru budes potrebovat spanelstinu.
Ja si uz nepamatuji, kdy jsem tam byla, asi jsem publikovala fotky tak tyden po navratu…
Posted Jun 5, 2016 3:19 pm

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