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Cotopaxi climbing ecuador Glacier School, Cayambe and Cotopaxi
Cotopaxi volcano
Cotopaxi climbing ecuador Glacier School, Cayambe and Cotopaxi
Cayambe volcano
Cotopaxi climbing ecuador Glacier School, Cayambe and Cotopaxi
Lake Cuicocha
Cotopaxi climbing ecuador Glacier School, Cayambe and Cotopaxi
Imbabura peak
Cotopaxi climbing ecuador Glacier School, Cayambe and Cotopaxi
Summit of Cotopaxi
Cotopaxi climbing ecuador Glacier School, Cayambe and Cotopaxi
Summit of Cayambe

Ecuador Glacier School
9 days - 4 mountains

This is a compact itinerary that provides the "entry level" knowledge, skills, and experience for safe and enjoyable mountaineering experience at high altitude and a glaciated mountain environment.

 

The itinerary includes some good acclimatization activities where you can gradually get used to the high elevation during the first stage of this expedition. The 35-45 degree angle slopes of Cayambe and Cotopaxi, and their elevation is an excellent introduction to mountaineering techniques on big peaks.

 

Depending on the technical and skill level of the participants we will focus and put more efforts in advance topics such as ice climbing and crevasse rescue.

 

During the training you will learn about:

• Basic knots and rope techniques

• Glacier travel

• Rest-step techniques

• Crampon techniques

• Ice axe and self-arrest

• Crevasse rescue

• Ice climbing

• Use of mountaineering equipment

• Leave no trace practices

 

Safety comes first! In this program we do emphasize on safety and security along with a great learning experience.

 

Itinerary
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  • What is included?
  • Difficulty
  • Departures
  • Packing list
  • Booking
    • Good introduction to high altitude mountaineering in the Andes
    • Guide ratio of 1:2 on Cayambe and Cotopaxi
    • Certified guides and instructors with local and international experience
    • Suitable to any level of experience

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
  • 9 box lunch
  • 6 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 at San Clemente indigenous community
  • 4 nights in mountain huts (Cayambe 3 / Cotopaxi 1)
  • Entrance fees to all national parks and reserves
  • Accommodations in hotels while in cities based in double occupancy
  • 2 hotel nights in Quito

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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INTERMEDIATE
This case generally applies to our mountaineering trips where the effective walking hours exceed six and can be extended up to nine hours round trip. Technically speaking, these activities generally occur in areas covered with snow and glacier where technical mountaineering equipment is mandatory.

2018 Departures

January
5-13/Jan./2018
12-20/Jan./2018
19-27/Jan./2018
26 Jan-3 Feb./2018

February
2 Jan.-10/Feb./2018
9-17 /Feb./2018
16-24/Feb./2018
23 Feb.-3 Mar./2018

March
2-10/March/2018
9-17/March/2018
16-24/March/2018
23-31/March/2018

April
6-14/April/2018
13-21/April/2018
20-28/April/2018
27-Apr.-5 May./2018

May
4-12/May./2018
11-19/May./2018
18-26/May./2018
25.May-2 Jun./2018

June
1-9/Jun./2018
8-16/Jun./2018
15-23/Jun./2018
22-30/Jun./2018

July
29 Jun.-7 Jul./2018
6-14/Jul./2018
13-21/Jul./2018
27 Jun.-4 Aug./2018

August
3-11/Aug./2018
10-18/Aug./2018
17-25/Aug./2018
24-Aug.-1 Sep./2018

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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