The Cablecars of Pinchincha in Quito

Written By: jeff

Posted On: November 29th, 2013

Quito may be best known for lying on the equator. But, there’s an even more important data point for you to know – it’s altitude. At 9350 feet / 1800 meters above sea level, you will feel how thin the air is. And, as high as that is, you can get even higher. The Pinchincha volcano tops out at a staggering 15,696 ft / 4,784 meters. To help you ascend those heights is the local teleferico (gondola). High above this high city you are treated to a magnificent view below. Be sure to bundle up as the wind may be fierce and it will chill you. Luckily there is a cafe where you can enjoy a nice hot beverage and take in the scene below. This photo from atop Pichincha is this week’s Suh-Weet Shot.

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