Volcán Cayambe, Ecuador

Prominence: 2075 m, 6808 ft

Elevation: 5790 meters, 18,996 feet

True Isolation: 92.51 km, 57.48 mi
Local or Alternate Name(s)Alternate: Nevado Cayembe
SubpeaksCayambe-Equator High Point (4680 m/15,354 ft)
Peak TypeVolcano
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)0° 1' 31'' N, 77° 59' 20'' W
0.02515, -77.988983 (Dec Deg)
167249 E 2784 N, Zone 18 (UTM)
State/ProvincePichincha (Highest Point)

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     Octant High Points (Rank #6)
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Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 107
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 95)

Selected Trip Reports:
     2006-06-11 by Sebastien Gerard
     2008-12-19 by Rob Woodall
     2008-12-19 by Adam Helman
     2008-12-19 by Petter Bjørstad
     2009-12-24 by Jeffrey Pinger (Unsuccessful)
     2011-02-15 by Dennis Uhlir
     2013-06-23 by Paul Brossier (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)
     2015-05-06 by Lev Babiev (GPS Track)
     2015-10-31 by Thomas Fullerton (Unsuccessful)
     2015-12-11 by Rakesh .
     2015-12-22 by Rob Busack (GPS Track)
     2016-01-13 by Tyler Smallwood
     2016-01-20 by Steve Brown (GPS Track)
     2016-12-23 by Harvest Mondello
     2017-07-30 by Alain C (Unsuccessful)
     2017-07-30 by Mathieu Grenier (Unsuccessful)
     2019-01-08 by Rafee Memon (GPS Track)
     2019-10-28 by Peter Stone
     2020-01-27 by Dustin Wittmier (GPS Track)
     2020-02-01 by Ayelet Bitton (Unsuccessful)
     2021-01-30 by Craig Barlow (GPS Track)
     2021-03-19 by Sergey Lazutin (GPS Track)
     2022-05-27 by Ryan Pohanic (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)

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The highest point on the Earth's equator is located on the south slope of this large and famous volcano.

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Volcan Cayambe from the refugio (2009-11-12). Photo by Ken Jones.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 2075 m/6808 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 2075 m/6808 ft
  Key Col: 3715 m/12,188 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 92.51 km/57.48 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: -0.6792, -78.4375
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Volcán Cotopaxi  (SSW)
RangesContinent: South America
Range2: Andes
Range3: Ecuador Andes
Range4: Cordillera Oriental (Ecuador)
Ridges/DividesAmericas Continental Divide
Drainage Basins
Atlantic Ocean
Pacific-South America
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve (Highest Point)
Data SourceGPS Reading or LIDAR
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Other Photos

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Cayambe and its icecap at nighttime (2011-01-05). Photo by Paul Brossier.
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Cayambe rises above the houses and wires of its namesake village (2013-06-22). Photo by Paul Brossier.
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