Climbing Cotopaxi

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Looking out from the van on the way to the base of the mountain, a deep blue sky permeated above the fresh white peaks from the summit of the Volcano. I was in a group from my amazing countryside hostel in Cotopaxi; and 6 of us paid a bit extra so we could take mountain bikes back down to the starting point after our hike was done.

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After we’d parked and started to climb, the loose gravel-y terrain started to slow our progress, and the altitude was making what appeared like a quick 1 hour hike into a bit more.  For those of you who haven’t hiked at 15000ft, you might start to have a mild headache, and have to stop moving to rest more often than you’re used to- not much else really.  (At least for me)  After we hit the tourist summit (the real summit requires a guide, equipment, and a lot more$), it was time for a photo-

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The bone-jarring descent on the cheap mountain bikes we’d hired was good fun, just remember to tighten your brakes to the max!

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One thought on “Climbing Cotopaxi

  1. Jaime Leiva

    What’s up buddy,
    where are you now? I can see you are having a lot of fun, make sure you write a book about your experiences when you come back. This is Epic.Take care and be safe.
    Jaime

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