José Ribas hut, climbers refuge on Cotopaxi volcano, Andes Mountains, Ecuador, South America.
José Ribas hut (15,750 feet/4800 meters) is a climbers refuge on Cotopaxi, a stratovolcano in the Andes Mountains, about 75 kilometers (50 miles) south of Quito, Ecuador, South America. It is the second highest summit in Ecuador, reaching a height of 5,897 m (19,347 ft). Cotopaxi has an almost symmetrical cone that rises from a highland plain of about 3,800 metres (12,500 ft), with a width at its base of about 23 kilometers (14 mi). It has one of the few equatorial glaciers in the world, which starts at the height of 5,000 meters (16,400 feet). The mountain is clearly visible on the skyline from Quito. It is part of the chain of volcanoes around the Pacific plate known as the Pacific Ring of Fire.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download