Cotacachi Volcano

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Cotacachi
Cotacachi volcano.JPG
Cotacachi Volcano as seen from the city of Cotacachi
Highest point
Elevation4,944 m (16,220 ft) [1]
Prominence1,837 m (6,027 ft) [1]
ListingUltra
Coordinates00°21′39″N 78°20′57″W / 0.36083°N 78.34917°W / 0.36083; -78.34917Coordinates: 00°21′39″N 78°20′57″W / 0.36083°N 78.34917°W / 0.36083; -78.34917[1]
Geography
Cotacachi is located in Ecuador
Cotacachi
Cotacachi
Ecuador
LocationEcuador
Parent rangeAndes
Climbing
First ascent24 April 1880 by Edward Whymper, Jean-Antoine Carrel and Louis Carrel

Cotacachi is a dormant volcano in the Western Cordillera of the northern Ecuadorian Andes, in the west of Imbabura Province, above the city of Cotacachi. It has a summit elevation of 4,944 m (16,220 ft) above sea level and its highest elevations are capped with snow.

The summit of Cotacachi is located within the Cotacachi Cayapas Ecological Reserve. It was first climbed on 24 April 1880 by Edward Whymper, Jean-Antoine Carrel and Louis Carrel.[2]

Aerial view of Cotacachi

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  1. ^ a b c "Ecuador ultra-prominent peaks". peaklist.org. Retrieved 2013-07-02.
  2. ^ Whymper, Edward. Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator. John Murray, 1892, p.262.

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