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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Beautiful hike to Central Ruminahui summit. Rolling hills and gradual incline to begin, then a steep scramble to the summit. Lots of wind throughout the last mile.

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rocky
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

ELEVATION DISCLAIMER! Living at Sea level and going straight from the airport to quilotoa was not advisable. We did this because of time constraints and paid a bit. Severe headache night before. May want to follow acclimation guidelines to fully enjoy! Other than that, the hiking was amazing. To have a really simple trip, contact Lincoln, a guide, that will remove all the language barrier and transit problems! Here's his number: 011 593 98 704 3277

hiking
2 months ago

The view didn't change much around the caldera, but the hike is definitely worth it, and strenuous---more hard than moderate. We went clockwise, which helped with the weather (clouds moved in over the rim after we passed), but it left a lot of the difficult uphill portions for the end.

hiking
muddy
private property
3 months ago

Private road you must pay to start. Then the road you hike on for 2 miles minimal elevation Change then last mile is quite steep. Note there is a false summit. No views of Cotopaxi or beyond today due to clouds.

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Very fun, trail running all the way back down.

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no shade
off trail
rocky
scramble
snow
3 months ago

Très belle randonnée. Nous avons dormi dans le refuge (45min à partir du stationnement). Nous sommes partis vers minuit et avons atteint le sommet vers 4h45AM. Il y avait beaucoup de neige et la température au sommet était d'environ-2 celcius. À faire avec un guide et très belle randonnée. Pas trop difficile mais longue et en altitude.

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bugs
muddy
no shade
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

belle randonnée. escalade vers la fin. possibilité d'aller au sommet à 4150m

hiking
muddy
over grown
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

incredible volcano..super effort to get to summit. great views. as per app 1800 ft elevation gain in one mile..no joke this climb

hiking
rocky
scramble
snow
6 months ago

27Sep2019 couldn’t have asked for better conditions. Started at 1230am; finished at 840am.

hiking
rocky
scramble
snow
6 months ago

Beautiful walk. I walked from Quilatoa to chigchalan, stunning views of Lake and valley. Took me 3 hours (decent speed). All down hill except last 30 mins. Buses leave chigchalan for Quilatoa every 2 hours.

hiking
washed out
7 months ago

do not go this way. A section of the trail near the northern end is destroyed by a landslide which had active rockfall when I was there. There is no safe way across the landslide. I managed to go around it but this route is not a safe one either as it requires climbing skills and ideally ropes and equipment. Even without the landslide this is not the recommended route due to a steep slope with loose soil. Instead a parallel path though the village of La Moya should be used.

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