Ecuador: The Bradt Climbing and Hiking Guide

Ecuador: The Bradt Climbing and Hiking Guide

by Rob Rachowiecki, Mark Thurber

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$19.95

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841620756
Publisher: Bradt Publications UK
Publication date: 02/01/2004
Series: Bradt Travel Guides Series
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.62(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Rob Rachowiecki lives in Tucson, Arizona, where he works as a writer in between leading tours to South America.

Mark Thurber is an American geologist working in Ecuador as a tour leader and environmental consultant.

Table of Contents

IntroductionIX
Part 1General Information1
Chapter 1General Information3
Geography3
Geology3
History5
People6
Climate7
Mountaineering--a historical view8
Chapter 2Preparations15
Getting there15
What to take16
Money20
Insurance22
Photography22
Health23
Chapter 3In Ecuador35
Arrival35
Accommodation35
Getting around36
Security38
Tourist information and mail39
Maps40
Renting and buying equipment41
Climbing clubs in Quito42
Guides42
Protected areas43
Natural history44
Minimum impact49
Last words about climbing and hiking50
Mountain biking in Ecuador50
Part 2The Guide57
Chapter 4The Central Valley59
Short walks in the Quito area60
Hikes around Tandayapa and Mindo67
Yanococha Reserve (Jocotoco Foundation)68
The three peaks of El Chaupi71
Rock climbing around Quito72
Longer hikes and climbs73
Chapter 5The Western Cordillera83
Introduction83
Golondrinas trail83
Reserva Ecologica Cotacachi-Cayapas86
La Delicia to Apuela92
The Pichinchas94
Lloa to Mindo trail100
Cerro Atacazo (4,457m)103
El Corazon (4,788m)105
The Ilinizas106
Hiking in the Zumbahua area111
Hiking and climbing in the Chimborazo-Carihuairazo area118
Parque Nacional Cajas128
Chapter 6The Eastern Cordillera135
Reserva Ecolologica Cayambe-Coca136
Papallacta Lake District149
Cerro Sara Urco (4,676m)154
Reserva Ecologica Antisana155
Parque Nacional Cotopaxi and surroundings164
Parque Nacional Llanganates179
The Banos area184
Parque Nacional Sangay189
The Atillo area203
The Inca road to Ingapirca207
Gima to Nueva Tarqui211
Saraguro213
The Vilcabamba Valley and Parque Nacional Podocarpus216
Quebrada Honda221
Chapter 7Oriente223
The Misahualli area223
Continuing into the Oriente225
Reventador (3,562m)228
Parque Nacional Sumaco-Napo Galeras233
The Baeza area236
The Macas area236
Chapter 8The Western Lowlands and Pacific Coast239
Reserva Ecololoca Mache-Chindul239
Reserva Ecologica Manglares-Churute241
Parque Nacional Machalilla241
Appendix 1Language247
Appendix 2Elevations249
Appendix 3Further Reading251
Index259

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