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scgrantCrater rim summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2014

scgrant

Did this hike on our rest day in between Illiniza Norte and Cotopaxi. Awesome hike.
Posted Jan 29, 2014 10:01 pm

whatdoIknowdown to the lake  Sucess!

whatdoIknow

Nice hike. I agree, the dogs are the biggest challenge. I heard later that the trick is to pick up a rock: they are used to being stoned and when they see someone bend down to pick a rock up, they run away. At least so I heard.
Posted Sep 20, 2013 3:11 pm

jm141302Rim  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2013

jm141302

Hiked the rim in about 5 hours at a leisurely pace. Really cool area. Nice weather. If we had more time, I would have liked to kayak in the lake.
Posted Jan 28, 2013 2:05 pm

tmfaust21Nice loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 30, 2010

tmfaust21

Nice views of the Illinizas and Cotopaxi in the morning. Got cloudy about halfway round
Posted Jan 27, 2011 7:01 pm

PAROFESFrom Zumbahua  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2011

PAROFES

Long, long walk...at some point i got out of the road looking for a trail, got lost for about 15 min and after that found the little village on top of the crater rim...hiked down (big mistake for someone with a damn never ending cold hehehe) and after that hiked up again. Got a bus ride back to Quito and that's it. Tired as hell....but, fantastic views!
Posted Jan 21, 2011 8:25 am

jmitch421Hiked down to the lake

jmitch421

Hiked down to the lake .. amazing views! friendly locals
Posted Nov 2, 2010 2:21 pm

il.rocciatoreRoute Climbed: Crater Rim Date Climbed: february 2010  Sucess!

il.rocciatore

Hiked around the Quilotoa crater rim, thereby traversing Volcan Quilotoa. Fantastic views and great atmosphere. Continued hiking all the way to Chugchilán, which is a long trip, but definitely one of the most gorgeous hikes I have ever made!
Posted Apr 5, 2010 7:23 am

ncstDown the crater
Date Climbed: Feb 3, 2010

ncst

I wanted to hike the whole rim, but didn't have time since the last bus back to Latacungo supposedly leaves at 3pm (it then turned out that you can get to Zumbahua for 2.50 USD, from where there are more buses to Latacunga). It took a while to get there. So I just hiked down to the beach at the crater and back up. Very scenic ride to get there too!
Posted Feb 5, 2010 9:51 pm

camerona91Where is the true summit?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2009

camerona91

Is the summit the summit looking thing about 1/3 of the way around counter clockwise from Quilotoa? We hiked the whole rim, definitely recommended.
Posted Jun 8, 2009 5:37 pm

bigbendbettyCrater rim  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2009

bigbendbetty

The clouds started whisping in over the edge of the crater and down to the lake as I finished...just spectacular
Posted May 18, 2009 1:28 am

pattycolomaBreathtaking views!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2009

pattycoloma

Breathtaking views along the whole crater rim. Simply spectacular!
Posted Apr 28, 2009 10:44 am

paisajeroamericanoBarefoot Walkabout  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2007

paisajeroamericano

Funny, I didn't really think of this as a peak until now, but it certainly is a distinctive volcano. I camped down at the crater for two nights. In between, I hiked up and around the entire lake, partially at lake level, partially on the rim, and partially in between. The kids working down at the lake were super friendly. Don't miss the impressive canyons near Chugchilan if you end up heading over that way.
Posted Apr 6, 2008 11:42 am

Boriss AndeanRoute: Crater Rim  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2007

Boriss Andean

Nice high altitude hike. Heloise (FRA) and I started at 2:10 pm after we hiked up and down from the lake.

Beautiful sunset with few intervals of rain. It took us 4 hours to hike the whole crater rim.
Posted Nov 24, 2007 5:53 pm

Fabrice.RimlingerCrater rim  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2005

Fabrice.Rimlinger

Wonderfull sunset and sunrise... must agree with the dogs issue !
Posted Jul 18, 2007 4:12 am

AndinoCrater Rim  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 23, 2007

Andino

Beautiful landscape, for a very nice walk.
Just a few dogs annoying us here and there. But they're just there to protect the fiels and the sheep nearby from any intruder.
Posted May 26, 2007 7:07 pm

ArioRoute Climbed: crater rim Date Climbed: May 25, 2005  Sucess!

Ario

With Spaniard Armando we hiked from town of Zumbahua and enjoyed the view from the summit in a perfect weather (just a bit windy).
Posted Nov 9, 2005 5:16 am

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