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Pichincha, Ecuador

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Pichincha is a province of Ecuador located in the northern sierra region; its capital and largest city is Quito. It is bordered by Imbabura and Esmeraldas to the north, Cotopaxi and Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas to the south, Napo and Sucumbíos to the east, and Esmeraldas and Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas to the west.Prior to 2008, the canton Santo Domingo de los Colorados was part of the Pichincha Province. It has since become its own province, Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas.Administrative divisionsThe province is divided into eight cantons.
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  • August 10, 2017
    I went with a group of 6. Half went left, half right. Two of the guys with me got altitude sickness. I continued and solo climbed the cliff to the top in snow whiteout conditions. Easy climbing. Had a...  more »
  • May 3, 2017
    If you've got the stamina to walk a little over an hour uphill, the climb to Rich Pichincha is definitely worth it. A few tips: go in the morning, the TeleferiQo opens at 9 and usually the clouds have...  more »
  • April 14, 2017
    Catch the teleferico for $8.50 and from the top the hike should take about 2 to 3 hours. The end of the hike is an easy climb but the altitude does get to you. Try to do this as early as possible (Fir...  more »

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