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Cotapaxi Expedition

Description: Our Cotapaxi expedition is a favorite expedition among our clients.  It also serves as an excellent introduction to mid-high altitude mountaineering. Staged out of Quito, the 10 day Cotapaxi expedition consists of the acclimatization ascents of Pasochoa (4200 meters) and possibly Cotacachi (5000 meters).    After more rest, relaxation, and acclimatization, we move to the Cotapaxi refuge for several days before attempting  Cotapaxi (5897 meters). 

Dates:  The climbing season in Ecuador is complex but forgiving.  Therefore all trips are currently arranged privately.  Contact Granite Arches with your preferred dates by clicking here.  Note that much shorter itineraries are possible for people already in Ecuador and acclimatized.












Granite Arches Climbing Guides
Asheville, NC, USA
Chattanooga, TN USA
Johnson City, TN USA
Winston-Salem, NC, USA


Phone: (423) 413-1432

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Disclaimer: Rock, snow, and ice climbing and related activities are inherently dangerous.  We try to manage the risks of climbing, but no guarantee of safety is provided or implied.  You may be injured or killed while climbing.