Ascent of Volcán Pichincha - Ruku on 2013-06-26

Climber: Paul Brossier

Others in Party:Jimmy Annet
Date:Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Taxicab
Peak:Volcán Pichincha - Ruku
    Elevation:15354 ft / 4679 m

Ascent Trip Report

Jimmy and I left around 5:15am from Diaz de la Madrid con Mariscal Sucre. We followed the route I describe in a previous ascent.

From the ridge at 4100m, we had a fantastic panorama in the rising sun, and could spot most summits around: Cotacachi, Imbaburra, Cayambe, Antisana, Sincholagua, Pasochoa, Cotopaxi, Rumiñahui, Chimborazo, Corrazon, Illiniza Sur and Norte. We reached the summit at around 10:45am.

On the way back, we met the first climbers, coming in from the cable car. We arrived back at the teleferico at 12:30pm.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5561 ft / 1694 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2326 ft / 708 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.9 mi / 14.3 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
clear morning, clouds started rolling in around 9:30am
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5561 ft / 1694 m
    Distance:5.8 mi / 9.3 km
    Start Trailhead:S0 11.037 W78 30.577  9793 ft / 2984 m
    Time:5 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2326 ft / 708 m
    Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    End Trailhead:S0 11.203 W78 32.233  13028 ft / 3970 m
    Time:2 Hours 0 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Paul Brossier
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