Pasochoa, Ecuador

Prominence: 794 m, 2605 ft

Elevation: 4199 meters, 13,776 feet

Approx. Isolation: 13.12 km, 8.15 mi
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)0° 27' 56'' S; 78° 28' 51'' W
-0.465683, -78.480721 (Dec Deg)
780414E 9948478N Zone 17 (UTM)

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Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2008-12-08 by Rob Woodall
     2008-12-08 by Petter Bjørstad
     2008-12-08 by Adam Helman
     2011-06-18 by Lyngve Skrede
     2015-02-15 by Jens Midthun

View ascents of peak by registered members (23 total)

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Crater rim of Pasochoa, with Rumiñahui centered in the far background (2013-12-31). Photo by Mark Hansen.
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Prominence  Clean Prominence: 794 m/2605 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 794 m/2605 ft
  Key Col: 3405 m/11,171 ft
Isolation13.12 km/8.15 mi
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Rumiñahui  (SSW)
Not verified: May be a major NHN that is not in the database.
RangesContinent: South America
Range2: Andes
Range3: Ecuador Andes
Range4: Cordillera Oriental (Ecuador)
Drainage BasinsMinor Streams of Western South America
Pacific Ocean
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Other Photos

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What you see on Mark Hansen's photo (taken, like this one, from the "false" north peak) is not just the crater rim but, clearly visible, Pasochoa's true summit. Many Ecuadorian guides make trekking groups believe that the north peak (approximately 4,170m) is the volcano's real apex, for two simple reasons - it's less time-consuming to reach, and there's more room for larger groups to sit and enjoy the views. Don't be fooled though, and get back to work. It should take you no more than 20 minutes of extra effort to "really" climb Pasochoa from my friend André's viewpoint (2013-06-21). Photo by Habakuk Tibatong.
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