Wharton Cotopaxi Expedition

Earth Treks Wharton Cotopaxi

There are ten volcanoes in Ecuador that rise above 5,000 meters (16,400 feet), two of which are still active. Nine of these peaks are glaciated, requiring technical mountaineering skills to ascend even their easiest routes. Ecuador is perhaps the best place in the world to develop high altitude mountaineering skills. The challenges you face here are similar to those found in all of the high mountain regions. Glacier travel, high altitude physiology, and snow climbing skills will be taught to you on your Earth Treks expedition.

This is a private trip for the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.


Wharton Cotopaxi (19,347 feet)


January 3-11, 2015
March 7-15, 2015


18 and up


Quito, Ecuador


No experience necessary, good physical condition a must.