Volcan Cotopaxi – the world’s highest active volcano

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Category: Ecuador / Location: Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador / Date: 08 Oct-2014
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    A cup of coca leaf tea to help with the altitude and many other thinks, apparently
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    First view of the Cotopaxi volcano on our drive up to 4,500m
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    Parked up and ready to hike up the volcano from 4,500m
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    Hiking up Volcan Cotopaxi, the world's highest active volcano at over 5,800m
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    Some distant hikers way ahead of us up Volcan Cotopaxi
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    It's pretty cold at almost 5,000m on the side of a volcano
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    Our guide, Luis, 74 and going strong, showing us how it's done
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    It may be an active volcano but there's still snow at almost 5,000m
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    A self portrait on the side of a volcano
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    Walking up the volcano was like walking uphill on a beach at times
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    The view from the side of the volcano
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    Kirsty doing some volcano hiking
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    Looking back at where we had come from
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    Just to prove we were there on Volcan Cotopaxi
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    Volcan Cotopaxi, the refuge at 4,864m
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    Volcanic rocks with snow-capped summit in the distance
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    Getting closer to the glacier on Volcan Cotopaxi
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    The glacier on Volcan Cotopaxi. This is at around 5,000m
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    Quite a sight, standing next to a glacier on the side of a volcano looking over Ecuador
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    Thanks to Luis for showing us the way
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    The view back down into the valley below us
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    The view back down into the valley below us
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    Just having reached the glacier on Volcan Cotopaxi
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    The refuge on the side of Volcan Cotopaxi
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    Looking back up at Volcan Cotopaxi. It was too cloudy for a clear view of the summit.
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    The way back down to the cars
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    Donkeys in the car-park
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    A stop at Limpiopungo Lake, Cotopaxi National Park

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