Ascent of Volcán Pichincha - Ruku on 2017-05-30
|Date:||Tuesday, May 30, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Volcán Pichincha - Ruku|
| Elevation:||15354 ft / 4679 m|
Ascent Trip ReportIf in the area (Quito) and want a nice, low effort hike with some good class 2 exposure toward the top, this hike is it. To make this as easy and FUN as possible, we took the teleferiqo (cable lift) up, then hiked a small bit to a stable offering horseback rides to the base of the peak where it starts to turn to rock. We then scrambled up the remaining distance, 1-2 hours for an easy summit. The highlight was the horseback ride, so don't see this as a copout! If I recall correctly it was ~25-30 for two people on two horses, and I didn't feel the need or want to haggle lower though I'm sure you could.
Descent hike back to top of cable car, sans horses.
|Summary Total Data|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Animal/Pet|
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