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Cotopaxi climbing ecuador Chimborazo Volcano 6310m./20,696ft
Ecuador 2-Day Climbing Peaks
Cotopaxi climbing ecuador Cotopaxi Volcano 5897m./19,342ft.
Ecuador 2-Day Climbing Peaks
Cotopaxi climbing ecuador Cayambe Volcano 5790m./18,991ft.
Ecuador 2-Day Climbing Peaks
Cotopaxi climbing ecuador Antisana Volcano 5704m./18,714ft.
Ecuador 2-Day Climbing Peaks
Cotopaxi climbing ecuador South Iliniza Volcano 5248m./17,218ft.
Ecuador 2-Day Climbing Peaks
Cotopaxi climbing ecuador North Iliniza Volcano 5126m./16,818ft.
Ecuador 2-Day Climbing Peaks

2-Day Climbing Volcanoes

Sun and Snow offers ascents to the most outstanding mountains above 5000 m. in an independent way. All of them can be climbed in two days using Quito as a starting point, but alternatively you could start from any other city near the mountain to be climbed.


Every single of these mountains have their own characteristics and you should always remember important factors such as:
Good acclimatisation
Technical skills
Mountain experience

 

Remember that each of the mountains offered below is a challenge on its own.


Chimborazo - 6310 m. / 20,700 ft.
Cotopaxi - 5897 m. / 19,342 ft.
Cayambe - 5790 m. / 18,991 ft.
Antisana - 5704 m. / 18,714 ft.
South Iliniza - 5248 m. / 17,218 ft.
North Iliniza - 5126 m. / 16,818 ft.



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Good introduction to high altitude mountaineering in the Andes

Ideal for climbers with limited time

Guide ratio of 1:2 on glaciated peaks

Certified guides with local and international experience

Suitable to any level of experience

INCLUDED:
Private transportation.
Entrance fees.
All meals while in the mountain.

Stay at mountain refuges.
Professional-bilingual Mountain guide ASEGUIM/UIAGM.

NOT INCLUDED:
Meals in cities.
Additional transportation.
Personal mountaineering gear.
Insurance.
Accommodations in cities.
Additional activities.

DIFFICULTY RATING

Our mountaineering programs are rated in two major aspects: physical and technical.

For both of them we divide into four levels: easy, moderate, intermediate and strenuous.
The levels are assigned depending on the number of walking hours, elevation gain and the technical terrain on the mountain and walking area.

 

Easy

The hiker should cover up to four hours of walking on a marked and easy trail with few slopes up to 35 degrees. Technical equipment is not required. The hiker must be in good physical condition.

 

Moderate

Hikes usually extend from four to six hours on a path at times not well marked with one or two delicate steps where a safety rope will be necessary. It is mandatory very good physical condition.

 

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.

 

Estrenuous

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.

Climbable all year-round, however the best climbing months are: November through February.
Rainiest Months: April and May.
 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: info@andeanchallenge.com or sunandsnow2002@hotmail.com
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
Sunglasses
Ski googles
Sunscreen (50 or more protection factor)
Lip balm
Plastic water bottle
Thermos
Gaiters
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
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, acclimatisation, 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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