I sat at the tour office for a long time, contemplating with the staff if I should do the summit climb of the Cotopaxi volcano.
It wasn’t the physical challenge that deterred me.
Nor the altitude – Cotopaxi is the 2nd highest summit in Ecuador at 5897m.
See, Cotopaxi is one of the world’s highest active volcano and it erupted 2 years ago, after being dormant since 1942.
Even though the summit received the green light and reopened last month (after being closed for 2 years), there were still reports of sulphur emission.
I can be defeated by the toughness but not by a gas. I decided to do the day trip to the glacier line instead.