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Climbing Ritacuba Blanco: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You

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The mighty Ritacuba Blanco is a majestic, mythical and glorious sight, towering above the lush lowlands in the Colombian Andes. Mountain climbing on this special mountain is a truly sublime experience.

Ritacuba Blanco (5410m) is the highest mountain of the Colombian Andes Cordillera Oriental, and the second highest in the country, with its massive glacier and beautiful views from the summit drawing in many mountain climbers each year. There are a variety of routes and trails available to mountain climb up Ritacuba Blanco, with each entailing many different and unique characteristics. Take a pick from our selection of mountain climbing trips on Ritacuba Blanco, and prepare to be thrilled!

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Colombia

What should I know about Mountain Climbing Colombia?

Some of the climbing routes up Ritacuba Blanco can be quite challenging, so having a decent level of fitness and some previous mountain climbing experience is recommended.

The weather can turn quite quickly in the area, particularly at night, so please pack and wear appropriately warm mountain climbing clothing so as not to get caught out.

Why should I choose Colombia for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

The Sheer Beauty

Ritacuba Blanco is regarded as one of the most beautiful mountains in Colombia, nestled within the picture-perfect and gorgeous National Park Cocuy and its amazing surroundings of stunning lakes, valleys and tropical forest. The sweeping panoramic views from the summit look back over this tranquil Colombian countryside, re-enforcing its status as a truly exquisite mountain.

A Great Challenge

Standing at an impressive 5140m, Ritacuba Blanco is a rewarding challenge for mountain climbers of any ability. The Northwest route is a technically easy climb, and one which less experienced climbers can navigate without much hassle. The East route is much more hazardous and difficult, providing a stern challenge for even experienced climbers. Of course the high altitude is one of the biggest barriers to successfully scaling the summit, with acclimatization days recommended.

The Tranquility

This part of Colombia is relatively remote and isolated, tucked away in the Andes mountains and close to the border with Venezuela. This means the character and vibe of the area is peaceful, tranquil and idyllic, with few concessions made to the modern world and the local people enjoying life at a more relaxed pace. It is the perfect place to disconnect and unwind.

What can I expect from the weather during my Mountain Climbing trip in Colombia?

Vary little temperature variation during the year, with 20 degrees celsius the average daytime temperature. Wet seasons from April-May and October-November.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Colombia region?

Spanish

What currency is accepted around Colombia?

Colombian Peso

How can I get to Colombia?

From Bogota, it is approximately 387km (8 hours) drive via car or bus to Guican, which is where most climbs begin.

What's the country code for the Colombia region?

+57

When is the best time to travel to Colombia for Mountain Climbing?

December-March, which is a dry season in Colombia.

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