Volcan Cotopaxi 5875m, are we mad or what?
Trip Start Aug 28, 2004
67Trip End Aug 2005
Crazy you might think but we were all up for it, the five of us that were destined to give it a go, one guy unfortunately dropped out the day before due to pulling a tendon in his leg (old football injury apparently). The rest of us got up at silly o`clock (12am) and went upwards and onwards. Our guide warned us that the rain might make it difficult and so we were up against the el˝ements of mother nature and possibly having to return to our refuge. Two hours later with horizontal rain, swiftly turning into ice we or rather our guide made the right decision to return to camp (phew!!)
At least we tried, and got some great views from further down both in the valley and on our first day trekking. It would have been great to get to see the world from up there as it`s the furthest point up from the center of the earth, apparently, how cool would that have been? Not this time round, bah humbug.
we recommend ╦xplore SierraĘas a good tour Comapany to go thro┤they run a tight ship unlike others we┤ve seen in action (RainForestur, a shoddy affair from what we could see!). we had to take a lift in their van back to banos and it kept breaking down!!!
Now we plan to move onto doing a jungle trek in the northerly part of "Equador", "Cayebena", where there is much primary forest and shedloads of wildlife too. So watch this space folks.