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Ecuador – Summary

2 months Ecuador: For more details & information click on the pictures below and read the comments. I climbed in Quito (Rockódromo), Baños (puente de San Francisco, cascada Inés María), Cuenca (el Coliseo, Cojitambo – my favourite), Cayambe, Cotopaxi & Chimborazo. My last night in Ecuador: Jon, me & the penguins lost on the chess-field [...]

June 5, 2009  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Ecuador  No Comments

Galápagos Islands

2 weeks Galapagos – a trip of a lifetime! For 26 years I have been dreaming: “Nina” the latest & most luxurious catamaran cruising the Galapagos 16 passengers – 11 staff price per person for 8 days: 5300 U$!! So… how did I end up on this boat? Through a last-last-very-last-minute deal the night before [...]

May 20, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Ecuador  One Comment

Chimborazo (6319m) – Highest point of Ecuador

Chimborazo is the highest peak in Ecuador and the world´s highest mountain regarded from the center of the earth & the erarth´s closest point to the sun. I am happy & proud. Climbing Chimborazo was the hardest thing I have ever done (so far:-). 12 hours non-stop: ascending and downclimbing 1300m in hight with heavy [...]

May 2, 2009  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Ecuador  No Comments

Volcán Cotopaxi (5897m)

Starting point: Quito, Ecuador. Parque Nacional Cotopaxi (entry fee is U$10 for foreigners and U$1 for Ecuadorians) is about 3 hours or some 75km south of Quito. A dirt road leads to a parking lot 300 meters below the Refuge Jose Ribas (4800m). There are basic cooking facilities and dorm beds (U$23) available. From there [...]

April 26, 2009  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Ecuador  One Comment