This is Volcan Antisana...about 5752m. A challenging technical climb.
And this is what it looks like, most days, after 8am....can just barely make out the snowline around 5000m.
Looking back and down to Quito, which is at 2800m and Volcan Pichincha, 4784m above the city. A walk up.
Cotopaxi ......5897m....3rd highest in the country. A glacier ¨walk up¨
The road down to the Amazon. 160km ride from Quito will get me down to 500m in Amazon. This sign is just past the summit at 4000m. Took me 6 hours from Quito.
Never mind the smell eminating from your computer screen. Yes....it does get a we bit chilly up here. Not helped by poor circulation from years of skiing in -25 at Lake Louise.
But the hotsprings at 3300m at Papallacta sure help! Will be returning here for staff orientation next month.
Some more fun to be had in the near future. Says Amazonia...which to me means flat!