Nevado Puracé Climber's Log

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nicojah - Feb 23, 2018 8:20 pm Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2018

Pan de Azucer Summit!!  Sucess!

We made the crater of Pan de Azucar this week. If you enter hte park, your group must take a local guide, unfortunately, only one local guide has summited Pan de Azucar, compared with dozens who have been to the top of Puracé. We slept the first night in Paletará and the next two nights in Laguna Negra, a sacred laguna for the Coconuco people. From the base camp, we made the summit in 2 hours, no wind, no rain. I'd be interested to know if the original poster actually summited Pan de Azucar. Summit pic? This entry should not have Puracé and Pan de Azucar as the same mountain, they are far from each other. The latter requires more planniong, more knowledge, a guide from the Coconucos community, and a bit of luck with the weather. I recommend you separate the two volcanoes.


brota - Jul 18, 2012 8:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2012

Rough weather  Sucess!

The weather started to be unsupportable from 4000m on - very strong wind and heavy rain, no visibility, on the top at 2pm slightly above zero. Still I continued about one hour to the top just to climb the mountain - came back all wet and totally frozen. Technically very easy hike and well marked.
Still the day before they were searching all night long for a lost girl - found her ok at 7am - she did not pay even one cent to the local indigenous rescuers - volunteers...


ncst - Feb 22, 2010 8:08 am Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2010

Extremely windy

I went as a day hike from Popoyán. As I got higher winds were very strong, summit covered in clouds. Went half an hour up from the antenna's. Icy rain, extremely strong wind, no views convinced me to turn back.


Kimberly - Apr 5, 2004 5:08 pm

Route Climbed: Pilimbala Route Date Climbed: December 1998  Sucess!

It was alot of fun.

Henning Lege - Oct 20, 2003 3:27 am

Route Climbed: normal Date Climbed: february 1995  Sucess!

No danger of any sort encountered, but no Condors as well.

Burnt the soles of my shoes on this literally hot mountain! Excellent view of Pan de Azucar, which did not have any sugar (snow) at all at this time.


Scott - Aug 25, 2003 3:20 pm

Route Climbed: Pilimbala Date Climbed: December 1998

Great hike, and great hot springs! Wife was sick, so we left the group early.

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