Cotopaxi


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Cotopaxi

(kōtōpăk`sē), active volcano, 19,347 ft (5,897 m) high, N central Ecuador. A symmetrical snowcapped cone in the Andes, it is one of the highest volcanoes in the world. It is continuously active, and frequent eruptions have caused severe damage. Cotopaxi was first scaled by Wilhelm Reiss in 1872.

Cotopaxi

 

an active volcano in the Andes of South America, in Ecuador, 50 km south of Quito. Cotopaxi is 5,897 m in height and is located at the western foot of the Cordillera Oriental. The dimensions of the crater are 550 m by 800 m; its depth is 450 m. Above 4,700 m there is perennial snow. The last major eruption was in 1942.

Cotopaxi

a volcano in central Ecuador, in the Andes: the world's highest active volcano. Height: 5896 m (19 344 ft.)
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All media are prohibited from publishing information about Cotopaxi that doesn't come from an official source.
I particularly enjoyed the white-water rafting, which was great fun, as was exploring the local market, chocolate making and biking down Cotopaxi.
The earth measurers also saw Cotopaxi in the full bloom of eruption in 1743, when it spouted ashes as far as the sea.
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This is the fifth such expedition sponsored by Soldiers to Summits, which has been a part of such high profile expeditions as the South Pole Allied Challenge (SPAC) with Britain's Prince Harry, as well as climbs of Peru's Mariposa 1, Ecuador's Cotopaxi and Nepal's Lobuche.
Expeditions already under her belt include Kilimanjaro, Cotopaxi in South America, Cho Oyo, 8,201m (26,906ft) and Ama Dablan, 6,848m (22,349ft) in the Himalaya.
They successfully tackled Imbaburra volcano and many of the group made it to the top of the country's second highest Volcano - Cotopaxi, nearly 6,000 metres above sea level.
Tour includes Indian markets of the highlands, (Otavalo, north of Quito and Saquisili to south), the Avenue of the Volcanoes, Cotopaxi with various rides through forests, mountain passes, Inca trails and wide-open meadows.
The 10 men climbed Cotopaxi in the Andes in a 13-day hike against the elements.
Cotopaxi got home at 14-1, sending Keresley Coronation Bowls into third place overall and also boosting the chances of Jaguar Men's Hockey, New Erin and Beef Or Gammon, while Eastern Breeze (13-2) sent Aunt Clare Club, Courthouse Quads and WCC Staff Bowls in the right direction.
HOT SPOT: John Robson and Stuart Smith on Cotopaxi.