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Cotopaxi climbing ecuador Antisana Volcano 5704 m. / 18,714 ft.
Antisana two-day ascent
Cotopaxi climbing ecuador Antisana Volcano 5704 m. / 18,714 ft.
Antisana two-day ascent
Cotopaxi climbing ecuador Antisana Volcano 5704 m. / 18,714 ft.
Antisana two-day ascent
Cotopaxi climbing ecuador Antisana Volcano 5704 m. / 18,714 ft.
Antisana two-day ascent
Cotopaxi climbing ecuador Antisana Volcano 5704 m. / 18,714 ft.
Antisana two-day ascent
Cotopaxi climbing ecuador Antisana Volcano 5704 m. / 18,714 ft.
Antisana two-day ascent

Antisana 5704 m. / 18,714 ft.

Is a strato volcano of the northern Andes, it is the fourth highest peak in Ecuador (5704 m / 18,714 ft.) and is located 50 Km south east of Quito.

Antisana presents a challenging climb and one of the most colorful ones in the Ecuadorian Andes. Unlike the other big mountains in Ecuador, there is no hut and camping is a must.

Despite its relatively easy access, beautiful surroundings and unspoiled nature, Antisana is scarcely visited.

Since the glaciers on Antisana are very active and there are no paths or a “walk-up route” previous experience and mountaineering and glacier climbing skills are mandatory.

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    Ecuador's fourth highest mountain.
    Home to the magnificent Andean condor and highlands wildlife.
    The closest glaciated mountain to Quito.
    Camping in a remote and unique environment

Private transportation.
All meals while in the mountain.
Professional mountain guide ASEGUIM/UIAGM for every two climbers.
Tents and sleeping mats.
Entrance fees

Meals in cities.
Additional transportation.
Personal mountaineering gear.
Sleeping bag.
Accommodations in cities.
Additional activities.

Physical Conditions






Technical Conditions





Refers to the longest mountain routes and physically more demanding but not necessarily the most technical. The total number of hiking hours exceeds nine and can reach up to twelve between climbing to the summit and returning to the mountain hut or camp. It is also necessary use ropes, crampons, ice axes, ice screws, etc.

Duration: 2 days.
Access: Drive in and drive out.
Pre-requisites: Previous mountaineering experience.
Accommodation: Camping (4700 m / 15,416 ft)
Extension: Optional 1 spare weather day



Climbable year-round; however the best climbing months are: November through February.

Rainiest Months: April and May.

Suggested combinations

Apart from the technical knowledge of mountaineering a good acclimatization is a fundamental part for the success of any expedition. It is proven that gradual progress at higher altitudes and adequate rest at lower elevation has been the key to safety, success and enjoyment of mountaineering. Below we recommend some mountains that are essential for optimal acclimatisation.


Pasochoa 4200 mts. / 13,776 ft.
Guagua Pichincha 4780 mts. / 15,678 ft.
Iliniza Norte (North Iliniza) 5126 mts. / 16,813 ft.


If you are looking for a different trip, we would love to help you creating a plan that meets your requirements. Please do not hesitate to ask. For more information contact us at:
Recommended packing list

Large size backpack

Day pack (hiking)

Ice axe

Comfortable hiking shoes

Mountaineering boots

12 point crampons

Climbing harness

Climbing helmet

1 locking carabiner

3 regular carabiners

Sleeping bag


Ski googles

Sunscreen (50 or more protection factor)

Plastic water bottle




Wool socks

Hiking trousers

Gore-Tex trousers

Wind and snow shell-type parka

Light to medium weight insulated parka (down or synthetic)

Wool sweater or fleece jacket

Wool or fleece cap

Gore-Tex gloves

Polypro gloves

Headlamp (and spare batteries)

PERSONAL first aid kit and personal medication


Lip balm

You will need a sleeping bag for the huts (there are mattresses), and additional camping supplies if you will climb Antisana, Sangay or Altar (equipment is often included in our prices, but please double check). Most technical and group equipment, such as: ropes, ascenders, snow pickets, ice screws, etc., will be provided if you travel with our guides.

NOTES ON THE ITINERARY: Although we do our best to adhere to the schedule listed above, the day-by-day activities and camping locations listed on this itinerary are subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control including group pace, acclimatization, weather, trail, on road conditions and/or water availability at the campsites according to the time of the year. Hiking distances and altitudes are approximate, and times indicated are net hiking or driving times that do not include lunch breaks, rest stops, time to explore the area, etc. This program is suitable for physically fit participants accustomed to outdoor activities. Contact Us.


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