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Rucu Pichincha Volcano Summit at 4,696 meters (15,413 ft) above sea level, Quito, Ecuador.

Rucu Pichincha Volcano Summit at 4,696 meters (15,413 ft) above sea level, Quito, Ecuador.

For spectacular views [when the skies are not cloudy (my day)] over Quito’s mountainous landscape, hop aboard this sky tram, one of the world's highest aerial lifts, that takes passengers/us on a 2.5 km/1,55 miles ride (10 minutes) up the flanks of Volcán Pichincha to the top of Cruz Loma.

Once I was at the top (a mere 4,100 meters/13,451 feet), I could hike to the summit of Rucu Pichincha (4,680 meters/15,354 feet), a 4 km/2,48 mi (five-hour) round-trip – ask about the safety situation before attempting the climb and bring warm clothes.

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Ecuador has far more than its fair share of geothermal unrest. But it's the wealth of volcanoes – on both the mainland and out in the offshore Galápagos Islands – that make the country what it is: dramatic, fiery and full of explosive adventures…

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Photo taken @ Q on 11 December 2019 (© ER's Eyes - Our planet is beautiful. / Flickr)

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