A couple days ago Eric a fellow teacher asked me if I would be interested in climbing Cotopaxi. Now some of you know that this been one of the things that has peaked my interest since moving to Ecuador. I jumped at the opportunity after which we outlined a plan of attack to climb Cotopaxi. So we have begun our training. Our first peak was Rucu Pichincha which is close to Quito and has a summit of 4700 meters. We left Saturday morning and were lucky enough to have a beautiful day. So below are the pictures from the hike.
Horses with Cayambe in the background.
Eric leading the way.
Rucu Pichincha, what we summitted.
Cotopaxi with a billowy cloud over it.
Zoomed in and found our house from the top. Our house is in the middle of the small park on the left hand side.
Eric and I at the top enjoying the nice weather.
Not quite Rio behind me and I’m not quite Christ the Redeemer.