Experience the beauty of Ecuador and climb an active volcano nearly 20,000 feet. Cotopaxi is one of Ecuador’s most active volcanoes with an elevation of 19,347 ft. A short approach and a convenient hut system helps to make this summit attainable for the average mountaineer. Although it is a technical peak, it is the perfect place for aspiring climbers to begin training and hone their skills. This LRCC expedition will include 4 training sessions at LRCC or nearby outdoor locations so participants can get a head start on the skills they will need on the mountain. Once we arrive in Ecuador, the team will meet their guides and begin getting geared up. We will spend some time getting acclimatized with a climb of Rucu Pichincha (15,696′) and then continue our training on the way up the mountains. Another acclimatization hike on Illiniza Norte (16,615′) well further prepare us for Cotopaxi. This 9 day trip includes all in-country travel and lodging. A 3-month membership is included along with personal training to help prepare you for the trip. International airfare, trip & travel insurance, meals in town, and tips are not included. Mountaineering boots, crampons, and ice axes are available for rent in Quito. Trip dates are Dec 30th 2018-Jan 8th 2019. For more information and a detailed itinerary please contact Logan at LRCC.