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Nov 7, 2007 - nationaal park vulkaan cotopaxi

de vorige 3 dagen in het nationaal park van Cotopaxi doorgebracht. Aldaar was er geen communicatie mogelijk, enkel in de hostal waar men over een sattelietverbinding beschikte die de helft van de tijd niet werkte. Ik heb dus 3 dagen boven de 3500m doorgebracht, de hostal lag op 3750m en was prachtig. Ben wat rond gaan stappen in het park en ben tot aan de sneeuwgrens geweest van de vulkaan op zo'n 4700m, de vulkaan zelf is ongeveer 5930m hoog. Het weer is er erg veranderlijk, maar normaal gezien is het droog van rond middernacht tot 's...

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Oct 2, 2007 - Conquering Cotopaxi

Look south east from Quito and you can clearly see the snow-capped summit of the volcano Cotopaxi. At 5897 meters it is one of the highest active volcanoes in the world (the second highest summit in Ecuador) and is part of the chain of volcanoes around the Pacific plate known as the Pacific Ring of Fire. Now any sensible person would take all this in, process the words like 'active volcano', '5897 meters' and 'Ring of Fire' and decide that it's better to relax at the base and takes pictures rather than try and climb it...of course I've...

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EZ Duz it!

Aug 2, 2007 - Cotopaxi

A day trip to what the locals claim is the highest active Volcano in the World. At 5898 metres it has the height but it hasn't actually erupted in centuries. I managed to sprain my ankle on the way while spending too much time admiring the scenery and not watching where I was going. The I got to within a couple of kilometers of the park entrance and the 'Colonel' died. There I was, on the paramo with only a volcano and rolling grassland, getting towards late afternoon (16:40) with a dead vehicle and a sprained ankle. Such are the things...

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Another Step

Mar 8, 2007 - Volcano Cotopaxi

Hello Again, This is the last update from Ecuador! Thanks for the emails! It is a nice surprise when we see that we have some mail! Today we left at 8.00am with a guide and one other traveller for the Volcano Cotopaxi (neck of the moon). This volcano is 5897 meters high. It is the highest of the nine active volcanos in Equador. There are in total around 60 volcanos in and around the Andes. At the moment there is one erupting further south, close to Banos. We drove for about 2 hours south east of Quito. The weather was nice and clear. Once...

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