Guagua Pichincha

Elevation (feet): 15,695
Elevation (meters): 4,784
Continent: South America
Country: Ecuador
Range/Region: Ecuador Andes
Latitude: -0.177068
Longitude: -78.598766
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Volcanic status: Active
Most recent eruption: several eruptions in the last century
Nearest major airport: Quito
Convenient Center: Quito

Thanks to Frank Abissi for adding this peak.

Guagua Pichincha is an active volcano just outside of Quito, Ecuador. Its history includes centuries of explosive eruptions, though it entered dormancy in the late 19th century. In the late 20th century, it reawakened with eruptions in 1981, 1985, 1990 and 1993, and continues to show signs of activity today.

Climbing the volcano is an easy walk up, nice for acclimatisation prior to climbing other mountains in the region. During the ascent there are spectacular views of Quito and far beyond. At the summit you can look into the crater to fumaroles smoldering at the crater bottom.

Thanks to Frank Abissi for this description.