Cotopaxi is one of the most impressive volcanoes in the Andes of South America. It towers nearly 8,000 feet above the Ecuadorian Highlands, capped with one of the world’s few equatorial glaciers. At 19,347 feet, it is the second-highest peak in Ecuador, and it offers an excellent introduction to the world of high-altitude mountaineering. The mountain requires intermediate mountaineering skills and offers straightforward climbing at moderately high altitudes. After climbing in the Pacific Northwest, our Cotopaxi expeditions are a great next step for those seeking to expand their international mountaineering experience.

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