Cayambe is another beautiful option, with much less people than in Cotopaxi.
It is the third highest mountain in Ecuador (5790 m), and located 65 km northeast from Quito. The “Glaciar Hermoso”, easily accessible from the refuge at 4600 m, is a great place to learn and practice climbing techniques in snow and ice.
It can also be climbed year round, but the best time of the year to do it is from October to January.
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