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In August 2007 we traveled to Quito, Ecuador, Cotopaxi and Chimborazo, and the Galapagos Islands

Ecuador Chimborazo 02-01 Estrella del Chimborazo Chimborazo Four Summits Chimborazo, located 150km south-southwest of Quito, is the highest mountain in Ecuador at 6310m. From left to right are four of the five summits of Chimborazo - Ventimilla (6267m), Whymper (6310m, Main), Politecnico (5820m, Central) and Nicolas Martinez (5570m, Eastern).

Ecuador Chimborazo 02-01 Estrella del Chimborazo Chimborazo Four Summits

Ecuador Chimborazo 02-05 Estrella del Chimborazo Chimborazo Whymper Route Close Up At Sunset Hereís a close up of the rock band and the glaciers of the Ventimilla (6267m) summit of Chimborazo at sunset viewed from the Estrella del Chimborazo.

Ecuador Chimborazo 02-05 Estrella del Chimborazo Chimborazo Whymper Route Close Up At Sunset

Ecuador Chimborazo 02-06 Estrella del Chimborazo Chimborazo Main Summit Close Up At Sunset Hereís a close up of glaciers and the Whymper (6310m, Main) summit of Chimborazo at sunset viewed from the Estrella del Chimborazo.

Ecuador Chimborazo 02-06 Estrella del Chimborazo Chimborazo Main Summit Close Up At Sunset

Ecuador Chimborazo 03-03 Chimborazo And Refuge From Dirt Road Here is a view of Chimborazo from the dirt road in Chimborazo National Park. To the left are the glaciers of the Ventimilla (6267m) summit, to the right the Whymper (6310m, Main) summit, and below the Carrel Refuge (4800m).

Ecuador Chimborazo 03-03 Chimborazo And Refuge From Dirt Road

Ecuador Chimborazo 04-06 Ventimilla Summit From Whymper Refuge Close Up Here is a close up view of the Ventimilla (6267m) summit of Chimborazo from the Whymper Refuge.

Ecuador Chimborazo 04-06 Ventimilla Summit From Whymper Refuge Close Up

Ecuador Chimborazo 04-11 Jerome Ryan, Peter Ryan, and Charlotte Ryan At Estrella del Chimborazo After A Great Day Jerome Ryan, Peter Ryan, and Charlotte Ryan are enjoying dinner at the Estrella del Chimborazo after a great day hiking to Chimborazo.

Ecuador Chimborazo 04-11 Jerome Ryan, Peter Ryan, and Charlotte Ryan At Estrella del Chimborazo After A Great Day

Ecuador Chimborazo 05-04 Estrella del Chimborazo Main Building In The Morning With Chimborazo Behind Perfectly situated at the foot of Chimborazo is the mountain lodge Estrella del Chimborazo (4000m, also called Chimborazo Hill Star or Chimborazo Base Camp). Here is a view of the main lodge with Chimborazo basking in the early morning sun.

Ecuador Chimborazo 05-04 Estrella del Chimborazo Main Building In The Morning With Chimborazo Behind

Ecuador Cotopaxi 01-06 Cotopaxi At Sunset From North As we drove to Tambopaxi, the clouds slowly lifted and Cotopaxi revealed itself just before sunset. Located about 75km south of Quito, Cotopaxi (5897m) is the second highest mountain in Ecuador, after Chimborazo. Cotopaxi has an almost symmetrical cone that rises from a highland plain of about 3800m, with a width at its base of about 23km. It has one of the few equatorial glaciers in the world, starting at 5000m.

Ecuador Cotopaxi 01-06 Cotopaxi At Sunset From North

Ecuador Cotopaxi 01-08 Tambopaxi Outside Tambopaxi has a 70-seat restaurant offering good hearty food, and a spectacular view of Cotopaxi. Tambopaxi has two dormitory huts. The main one has 27 beds in four rooms and the other hut has 8 beds spread between three rooms.

Ecuador Cotopaxi 01-08 Tambopaxi Outside

Ecuador Cotopaxi 02-03 Parking Lot For Refuge The wind howled and the hail stung our faces as Peter Ryan and Charlotte Ryan struggled in the 0C weather towards the Josť Ribas refuge (4800m) at the start of the climb to Cotopaxi.

Ecuador Cotopaxi 02-03 Parking Lot For Refuge

Ecuador Cotopaxi 02-13 Cotopaxi From Tambopaxi At Sunset Close Up Here is a close up of Cotopaxiís north face seen from Tambopaxi near sunset. The enormous black rock amidst the white snow is called,

Ecuador Cotopaxi 02-13 Cotopaxi From Tambopaxi At Sunset Close Up