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Cotopaxi climbing ecuador Ecuador Adventure Travel
Mountain Climbing, Trekking, Galapagos, Amazon, Sightseeing
Cotopaxi climbing ecuador Ecuador Adventure Travel
Mountain Climbing, Trekking, Galapagos, Amazon, Sightseeing
Cotopaxi climbing ecuador Ecuador Adventure Travel
Mountain Climbing, Trekking, Galapagos, Amazon, Sightseeing
Cotopaxi climbing ecuador Ecuador Adventure Travel
Mountain Climbing, Trekking, Galapagos, Amazon, Sightseeing
Cotopaxi climbing ecuador Ecuador Adventure Travel
Mountain Climbing, Trekking, Galapagos, Amazon, Sightseeing
Cotopaxi climbing ecuador Ecuador Adventure Travel
Mountain Climbing, Trekking, Galapagos, Amazon, Sightseeing

Ecuador Climbing Special
9 days - 5 mountains.

At just a short driving distance from the capital city Quito, we can easily get to the base of several volcanoes over 4000 m. / 12,000 ft. up to 6310 m. / 20,696 ft.

 

This compact mountaineering program offers you five wonderful summits including Cotopaxi and Chimborazo, the top two highest peaks in Ecuador. During this expedition you will learn more about high altitude mountaineering and get to know, to an entry level, some of the most basic mountaineering skills. Remote, and at the same time accessible are the words that describes our Ecuador Climbing Special program.

 

If you would like to get an impression of this well designed expedition, please have a look at the itinerary below.

 

Itinerary

  • Tour Hightlights
  • What is included?
  • Difficulty
  • Departures
  • Packing list
  • Booking
  • Good introduction to high altitude mountaineering in the Andes
  • Ideal for climbers with limited time
  • Guide ratio of 1:2 on Cotopaxi and Chimborazo
  • Certified guides with local and international experience
  • Suitable to any level of experience
  • 5 summits in a short period of time

INCLUDED:

  • All ground transportation in private vehicles
  • English-speaking professional ASEGUIM/UIAGM Mountain guides.
  • Meals conform itinerary (B=breakfast, BL=box lunch, D=dinner)
  • 9 breakfast
  • 8 box lunch
  • 4 dinner
  • Special or vegetarian meals can be arranged in advance.
  • Accommodations in huts while in the mountains based in shared rooms
  • 1 night in a country side hostel
  • 2 nights in Baños
  • 3 nights in mountain huts (Cotopaxi 1/Iliniza 1/Chimborazo 1)
  • 3 hotel nights in Quito
  • Entrance fees to all national parks and reserves
  • Accommodations in hotels while in cities based in double occupancy
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    NOT INCLUDED:

  • Domestic and/or international flights
  • Airport taxes in Ecuador when leaving the country
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Extra transportation or other activities
  • Excess baggage fees
  • All items of personal nature
  • Personal mountaineering gear such as sleeping bag, trekking poles, etc.
  • Other personal expenses
  • Additional accommodations not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tours or other activities not indicated on the itinerary
  • Insurance (we strongly recommend you to get one)
  • All drinks
  • Tips/gratuities
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    STRENUOUS
    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.

     

    Minimal Requirements: Good physical condition, being able to walk at least 5 hours, previous basic mountaineering experience, mountaineering at high altitude (above 4500 m/14,760 ft).

     

    What to expect:

    Temperature ranges from 20 Celsius to minus 10 Celsius on the top of Cotopaxi and minus 15 Celsius on Chimborazo.

     

    Iliniza Norte: Some rock scramble, short rock climbing, dealing with fixed lines, rock fall hazard, eventually use of crampons.

     

    Cotopaxi: 8 hours or more on glacier with mountaineering boots and crampons, some crevasses, glacier travel, early departure and ascent in the dark.

     

    Chimborazo: Some black ice at the traverse. Due to glacier melting unstable rock up to 5600 m/18,360 ft. Good cramponing skills is a must.

    2018 Departures

    January

    February

    March

    April

    May

    June

    July

    August

    September
    31 Aug.-8 Sept./2018
    7-15/Sept./2018
    14-22/Sept./2018
    21-29/Sept./2018

    October
    5-13/Oct./2018
    12-20/Oct./2018
    19-27/Oct./2018
    26 Sep.-3 Nov./2018

    November
    2-10/Nov./2018
    9-17/Nov./2018
    16-24/Nov./2018
    23 Nov.-1 Dec./2018

    December
    30 Nov.-8 Dec./2018
    7-15/Dec./2018
    14-22/Dec./2018
    28 Dec./2018-5 Jan. /2019

    Reccommended packing list
    • Large size backpack
    • day pack (hiking)
    • ice axe (70 cm length is ok)
    • comfortable hiking shoes
    • heavy duty climbing boots
    • 12 point crampons (reasonably sharp)
    • climbing harness
    • climbing helmet
    • 1 locking carabiner (big one)
    • 3 regular carabiners
    • sleeping bag
    • sunglasses
    • ski googles
    • sunscreen (50 or more protection factor)
    • lip balm
    • plastic water bottle
    • thermos
    • gaiters
    • wool socks
    • light cotton shirts / t-shirts
    • hiking trousers
    • Gore-tex trousers
    • wind and snow shell-type parka
    • light to medium weight insulated parka (down or synthetic)
    • polypropylene underwear (2 tops, 1 bottom)
    • wool sweater or fleece jacket
    • wool or fleece cap
    • Gore-tex gloves
    • polypro gloves
    • headlamp (and spare batteries)
    • First aid kit and personal medication
    • Toiletries: toilet paper, hands sanitizer, soap, shampoo, towel, etc.

     

    You will need a sleeping bag for the huts (there are mattresses).

     

    In the case of traveling light there are in Quito several mountain climbing outfitters where you can rent equipment like mountaineering boots, crampons , ice-axes, harnesses, helmets, etc. but we strongly recommend to bring, at least, your own boots.

     

    Most technical and group equipment, such as: ropes, 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, interests and 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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