Cotopaxi – Chimborazo, Ecuador

Climbing in Ecuador, South America

  • Chimborazo 6,310m. 20,703ft
  • Cotopaxi 5,897m. 19,348ft
  • Iliniza 5,263m 17,268ft
  • El Altar 5,319m 17,452ft
  • Cayambe 5,790m 18,997ft
  • Antisana 5,704m 18,715ft

About Climbing in Ecuador:

An excellent introduction to high altitude mountaineering on Ecuador’s finest peaks. This expedition will develop the mountaineering skills vital for any successful ascent: glacier travel, high altitude physiology and snow climbing.

Take the opportunity to explore Ecuador’s unparalleled natural beauty with thrilling adventure. Otavalo market, the Galapagos islands, the rain forest, the high Andean plateau.

In 1880 when Edward Whimper came to climb, Chimborazo was considered the highest mountain in the world. If you measure it from the center of the earth it is the highest mountain still. With eight mountains above 5,000 meters, Ecuador offers a perfect training ground for high altitude climbing without embarking on a full expedition. Similar to the Alps, this region of the Andes offer an ease of access to a number of high peaks. Quito with it’s International airport and Ecuador’s people who are known for their warm hospitality, facilitate the organization of these adventures.

Our expedition includes an acclimatization period, climbing El Corazon, Iliniza before embarking on Cotopaxi,Chimborazo, Cayambe or Antizana.Good acclimatization is the key to a successful climb at high altitude. During this tour the team spent several days visiting Quito and the surronding at 9,000ft before going up into themountains. We set our camp at the Cuello de Luna climbed liniza Norte and El corazon, allowing each member to adjust and deal with the altitude.

Tour Description:

This tour will give you a good sense of high altitude climbing, while traveling in a great country, visiting a different culture. However it is not a full-on expedition since access to the mountains are very easy and huts provide great comfort. The small size of the country makes it very easy to travel from mountain to mountain in a short time.

Ecuador is comparable to Switzerland with easy access to the mountains. Great transportation system, nice lodges and huts for all tastes.

This tour will give you a good sense of high altitude climbing, while traveling in a great country, visiting a different culture. However it is not a full-on expedition since access to the mountains are very easy and huts provide great comfort. The small size of the country makes it very easy to travel from mountain to mountain in a short time.

Ecuador is comparable to Switzerland with easy access to the mountains. Great transportation system, nice lodges and huts for all tastes.