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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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His other children include, Richard Jackson of Falls Church, VA; Kevin Jackson of Hyde Park, UT; Pamela Sadler of Cotapaxi, CO; Roberta Trefts of Bejing, China; twenty-one grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Forty-nine teams and 245 competitors hiked, oriented, mountain biked, rafted, canoed, rode horseback and kayaked for more than 10 days and 350 miles from latitude 0 degrees to the grassy plains through the "Avenue of the Volcanos," where the teams ascended the 19,000-foot active volcano, Cotapaxi, and then came back down through the rain forest, trekking and paddling to the ocean and the finish line.