Cotopaxi: Our fourth 5000M peak in Ecuador, and another perfect weather window. By this point in the trip, Rafael and I have developed a good feel for each others pace, and a mutual respect. We ascended most of the route unroped, with a good pace. We started out about an hour after most groups, and were first to the summit by quite a margin, arriving just before sunrise to a spectacular view.
Cotopaxi is located almost in the center of the avenue of volcanoes and the view form the summit is second to none. Beautiful colors, combined with the caldera of the volcano itself made for a most enjoyable summit, especially as we had it all for ourself to begin with.
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