Videos tagged with "volcano"
Top of the World: Pichincha Volcano in Quito, Ecuador [01:06]
Andrea pretending to be the host of a travel show, introducing you to La Pichincha Volcano!
Exploring Ecuador's Avenue of Volcanoes [04:44]
The Ecuadorean Andes is a great place for holidaymakers looking for adventure. But how do you protect intrepid tourists when any minute a volcano could erupt? Karen Bowerman investigates
Cotacachi - a town on the move [00:42]
CotacachiRealEstate.co presents a short capsule of current Cotacachi with a few slides of this quaint town in the highlands of Ecuador. Tucked away in the Northern part of Ecuador is Cotacachi. Located in a valley and surrounded by the Andes Mountains and two dormant volcanos. Cotacachi is a city of approximately 10000 people consisting of Expats, Indigenous and Mestizos. The elevation is approximately 8000 feet above sea level. Cotacachi is known as the leather village of Ecuador. Along our main street you will find many leather shops, banks, restaurants. Just off the main street is San Francisco Park with many outdoor vendors. Our largest park hosts a beautiful cathedral. Cotacachi is a progressive city. Many of the older buildings are being remodeled. New construction is limited to insure adequate water, sewer and electric. Maintaining the ecology is high on the list. Our new International Airport opened on February 20th. Location will eliminate going through Quito our Capitol to reach Cotacachi and our neighboring cities. Travel will be much easier to the Northern part of Ecuador for residents and visitors alike. Ecuador has been named once again as the Number 1 city for retirement by International Living. A recent conference in Quito had a participation of over 450 people. The popularity of this unique mountain town has increased and it has become a great place for retirement, a relaxing vacation or business ventures and investment. Contact Micky Enright for all your ...
Climbing Chimborazo, Ecuador. [04:17]
Chimborazo (6310 m / 20702 ft) is Ecuador's highest volcano. Slide show and images of climbs.
Chimborazo Summit Climb - Ecuador 2011 - RE-UPLOAD [04:40]
I don't own the rights to the audio track to this video....but it so awesome, that I had to add it to my video...so please don't silence the track :) Believe me, my video will result in more sales for the Orginal Composer! Hundreds have emailed me, requesting an re upload :) The inactive stratovolcano Chimborazo is Ecuador's highest summit. Its summit is generally regarded as the spot on the surface farthest from the centre of the Earth, at a distance of 6384.4 kilometres (3967.1 mi). Until the beginning of the nineteenth century it was thought that Chimborazo was the highest mountain on Earth (measured from sea level), and such reputation led to many attempts on its summit during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In 1802 during his expedition to South America, Baron Alexander von Humboldt, accompanied by Aimé Bonpland and the Ecuadorian Carlos Montúfar attempted to reach the summit. From his description of the mountain it seems that before he and his companions had to return suffering from altitude sickness they reached a point at 5875 m, higher than previously attained by any European in recorded history.[note 5] In 1831 Jean Baptiste Boussingault and Colonel Hall reached a new "highest point", computed to be 6006 m. In 1880 Chimborazo's summit was first climbed by Edward Whymper and the brothers Louis and Jean-Antoine Carrel. If the summit is measured from the center of the Earth its altitude is higher than Mount Everest. For this same reason, the ...