01 Nov Climbing Rucu Pichincha, Quito Ecuador
Rucu Pichincha is a active volcano in Quito, Ecuador. The volcano Rucu Pichincha is over 4780 meters above the sea! Quito is already on 2850 meters.
Altitude sickness can be a pain in the ass! When I first moved here in January 2015 I had altitude sickness for basically a month! I have no idea why, maybe it could be because I have always lived near the sea. I was nauseous, dizzy and tired. Luckily I have passed that now! This is a picture of the view from the Teleferiqo, which is a cable cart you can take to get to the volcano or just see the view. The cable cart cost $8,50 and you can’t lose your ticket, if you do, you risk of not getting down! You could walk the whole way and skip the cable cart, it might take you around three hours to get to the Teleferiqo.