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| The crater wall and lake inside the dissected core of El Altar
(photo by Marco Cruz)

El Altar   (Capac Urcu)
    17455 ft (5320 m) .
Location: Cordillera Real, south-central Ecuador,
95 miles (150 km) S of Quito
Lat / Long: 1.7° S, 78.4° W
Volcanic Type: Dissected stratovolcano
Volcanic Status: Extinct
First Ascent: Italian party, 1963
First Ski Descent:
Skiable Vertical: ?



A brief description of El Altar will be added here soon, along with a topographic map.
More photos and info about routes, access, etc. may be added in the future ...




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