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Ascent of El Corazon on 2016-12-16

Climber: Harvest Mondello

Date:Friday, December 16, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:El Corazon
    Location:Ecuador
    Elevation:15696 ft / 4784 m

Ascent Trip Report

NE Ridge route. PD / Class 3. 3,396 elevation gain. 8 miles RT. Fog & snowing.

Party of 2 (Zane Stryker Coleman, H TL). 4x4 approach from Aloasi is tough with wet mud.

El Corazon means "the Heart" in Spanish. This mountain is made of magnetic rock and is very lightning prone. Get off the mountain and below the tree line if clouds roll in.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3396 ft / 1035 m
    Grade/Class:PD / Class 3
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3396 ft / 1035 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:NE Ridge
    Start Trailhead:12300 ft / 3749 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:NE Ridge



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