Ascent of Volcán Cotopaxi on 2012-06-27

Climber: Rob Anthony

Others in Party:Jake Anderson
Aaron Curtis
two guides
Date:Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Volcán Cotopaxi
    Elevation:18600 ft / 5669 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at the Refugio parking lot and stayed the night in the refugio. Got up at midnight to start the climb, crossed the crevasse field and were turned back at around 18,600 ft due to high winds.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3300 ft / 1005 m
    Grade/Class:Grade II
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Headlamp, Guide, Hut Camp
    Weather:Cool, Very Windy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3300 ft / 1005 m
    Route:Standard Route
    Start Trailhead:Refugio Parking Lot  15300 ft / 4663 m
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics

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