The first ascent to the volcano Cotopaxi in Ecuador by Wilhelm Reiss (1838–1908)

Pfaffl, Fritz A. and Dullo, Wolf-Christian (2014) The first ascent to the volcano Cotopaxi in Ecuador by Wilhelm Reiss (1838–1908) International Journal of Earth Sciences, 103 (4). pp. 1175-1179. DOI 10.1007/s00531-014-1017-6.

[img] Text
art_10.1007_s00531-014-1017-6.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (1040Kb) | Contact

Supplementary data:


The volcano Cotopaxi in South America is 5,897 m high and is one of the highest active volcanoes of the world and the second highest volcano in the Andes after the Chimborazo (6,310 m). In Ecuador, there are more than 20 volcanoes contributing to the spectacular mountain range diving this country between the western and eastern lowlands. There have been more than 50 reports of volcanic activity at Cotopaxi since 1738, among which those from the years 1744, 1768, and 1877 are the largest. During the 1877 eruption, the whole summit glacier collapsed and a huge mudflow spread out for more than 100 km and flooded the city of Latacunga. Five years prior to this catastrophic event, the German geologist Wilhelm Reiss from the University of Heidelberg ascended Cotopaxi for the first time together with his supporter Angel M. Escobar from Columbia.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Volcano; Eruption; Tuff; Lava; Biotite andesite; Pyroxene andesite
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-P-OZ Paleo-Oceanography
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.1007/s00531-014-1017-6
ISSN: 1437-3254
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2014 11:31
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 09:03

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...