Ascent of Volcán Cotopaxi on 2013-06-19

Climber: Paul Brossier

Others in Party:Craig Morgan
Miguel (guide)
Date:Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Volcán Cotopaxi
    Elevation:19347 ft / 5896 m

Ascent Trip Report

We left the refuge around 0:30am. We reached the glacier at 5190m, right above the refuge, after about 1 hour slowly hiking up the switchbacks. 4:30 hours later, we reached the summit.

There was a lot of moisture in the air that night. We ended up with a thick layer of ice all over our clothes and backpacks. Out of about 20 rope teams, only 4 made it to the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3422 ft / 1043 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3422 ft / 1043 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.1 mi / 8.2 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Guide
    Weather:Drizzle, Cold, Very Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3422 ft / 1043 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4.1 km
    Start Trailhead:Refugio Jose Rivas  15925 ft / 4853 m
    Time:5 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3422 ft / 1043 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4.1 km
    End Trailhead:Refugio Jose Ribas  15925 ft / 4853 m
    Time:3 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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