by fredsfo » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:21 am
by fredsfo » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:29 pm
by Scott » Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:52 am
- I know we aren't picking the ideal climbing season for either peak, but from what I've read both are doable year round. Is this correct?
- Have any of you that have attempted either Chimborazo or Cotopaxi used a high camp? While I am confident in my ability to complete a 14 hour grueling slog, I would rather divide it into 2 days with a rest if possible. Does this make sense for either mountain?
- Are we giving ourselves enough time to acclimatize?
Is there anything we can do before we travel to Quito to better prepare for the altitude?
by phydeux » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:13 pm
by Scott » Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:48 pm
phydeux wrote:If you want an alternate peak look into Antisana - the equator passes over it on one side, and that's the highest point on the equator anywhere in the world.
by fredsfo » Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:05 pm
by fredsfo » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:41 am
Scott wrote:Probably not, at least on the standard routes. I'm not in the best of shape, but Cotopaxi took me five hours to reach the summit. I don't remember how long Chimborazo took, but it was longer. Trying to "rest" in a high camp at that elevation would probably make you more tired than staying in the hut.
by fredsfo » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:42 am
seano wrote:Yep, Cotopaxi's open last I checked -- I did it this winter. You could smell sulfur most of the way up, though
by robfrank » Fri May 18, 2018 1:46 am
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