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Cotopaxi - Elevation 19,347 ft Photo 5

Cotopaxi - Elevation 19,347 ft

December 3rd 2009
Nov 29th I woke up at around 8am for a quick breakfast and headed straight back to bed, there's a long day ahead. At 11 we were fitted by our guides Jose and Nueto (Milton). The gear includes crampons and ice picks. After the fitting we started our drive to Cotopaxi and stopped for a quick chicken foot lunch. Protein! The drive into Cotopaxi was long but the park definitely stands alone. Thre ... read more
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Ecuadorian Flag The "Republic of the Equator" was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Colombia and Venezuela). Between 1904 and 1942, Ecuador lost territories in a series of conflicts with its neighbors. A b... ... read more
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