Ecuador
Hacienda San Ignacio

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  • Day282

    14.3.2 Summiting Ruco Pichincha

    June 1, 2019 in Ecuador ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    I really needed to go slow on the last bit, as it was already exhausting at that altitude, but then I also needed to climb!

    But all the suffering was worth it, as the feeling up there was incredible. I tried a bit with the drone, but the wind was too strong.

    Slept 11h straight after this hike.
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  • Day282

    14.3.1 Hiking Ruco Pichincha (Quito)

    June 1, 2019 in Ecuador ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    My one and only activity in Quito: Hiking to Ruco Pichincha, a peak at roughly 4700m above zero. At this altitude, the air really gents noticeably thinner.

    Starting in Quito at cerca 3500m, taking the cable car to 4050m and then hiking/climbing to 4700m.Read more

  • Day3

    Rucu Pichincha

    September 17, 2019 in Ecuador ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Im Hostel hani d Steffi und de Thomas kenneglernt und bi den mit ihne mit uf de Husberg vo Quito.
    Zerschd fahrt mer miteme Seilbähnli uf ca. 4000 M.ü.M, den dörf mer no chli meh als 600 Höhemeter mache bis zum Gipfel. Bi also faschd gstorbe, isch no cheibe ahstrengend gsi. Deführ hemmer den uf em abeweg en Ecuador-Andekolibri und Andevögel gseh.Read more

  • Day13

    Rucu Pichincha

    January 22, 2017 in Ecuador ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Was für ein Tag. Und er ist noch nicht vorbei. Heute ging es hoch mit der Seilbahn in Quito. Für 9 Dollar pro Nase hin und zurück und wandern bei strahlendem Sonnenschein (uns wurde gesagt, dass dies der erste sonnige Tag seit über einem Monat sei denn momentan ist ja Regenzeit) wanderten wir nicht ganz bis zum Gipfel. Bei einer Höhe von 4100 m der Bergstation läuft es sich nicht so leicht wie am Strand von der Dominikanischen Republik. Gut 300 Höhenmeter dürften wie aber zurück gelegt haben. Später zog es leider etwas zu. Morgen soll es ähnlich gut werden. Leichter Sonnenbrand war trotz zweimaligen eincremens mit 50er Lotion inclusive. Gleich geht es noch auf einen anderen kleineren Berg. Allerdings mit dem Taxi.Read more

  • Day7

    Quito, Ecuador - Day 4 - Pichincha

    December 2, 2016 in Ecuador ⋅ ☁️ 7 °C

    The weather forecast looked good so I decided to climb Pichincha which is a volcano just outside of Quito. To get there I took a cab to the Teleferico which is a cable car that goes up the side of the mountain. From the top you can see the entire city and from there begin the ascent on Pichincha.

    On the Teleferico I met two guys one from Canada and another Australia and we started to hike the volcano together.

    Because Quito itself is high up in elevation being so high made the hike must harder than expected. It was cool to see the peak in the clouds and work our way closer.

    Eventually We climbed to a height of maybe 15,500 ft and the weather was freezing. But from there towards the top you could see the city, the countryside, and the trail we took way down below.

    We met another group of hikers from Sweden and made our way back down. The elevation change was very noticeable.

    I can't say it was easy but quite rewarding and nice to get out into nature.

    That evening my Couchsurfer took me to get some street food "tripa" or tripe (lamb intestine) it was quite good. We then met some of his friends Daniella and Alejandro and hungout at a closed bar called Misquilla which is a Kichua word that means "the feeling you get when you play traditional Ecuadorian music (Pasillo)".
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