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Ecuador Volcanoes

Mountaineering School & Ascents  or  Avenue of the Volcanoes

January 11 to January 27 every year beginning 2013'

 

 

MOUNTAINEERING SCHOOL & ASCENTS  

Join Peak Freaks Everest Guide Joshua Jarrin in his homeland and learn how to climb high mountains safely and put your new skills to work right away climbing three of Ecuador's most beautiful and sought after peaks. Enjoy the charming Haciendas while you travel thru the amazing country of the Andes!

CAYAMBE (5790m/18900ft)+ COTOPAXI (4800m/15700ft)+ CHIMBORAZO (6280m/20600ft) 

 

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Quito - Overnight in a hotel

Day 2: Gear check and city tour. We'll take it easy and enjoy the culture while here as you are already at 2800m/9100ft. Overnight Hotel

Day 3: Drive north to Imababura region, the province of lakes in Ecuador. We'll visit the Otavalo Market the biggest of the country and in the afternoon we'll hike for a couple of hours around the Cuichocha lake. Overnight at the charming 300 year old Hacienda of Pinsaqui, and most desirable Hacienda in Ecuador.

Day 4: First Summit! Hike up to Fuya Fuya peak (4263m/1398ft). Overnight in Hacienda Guachal (the oldest of Ecuador).

Day 5: The middle of the world! We will drive to the Ecuador line, enjoy some history about the place and what it represents for the Ecuadorian people. In the afternoon we drive up to Cayambe peak with a final hike towards Ruales Oleas Berge mountain hut. (4700m/15400ft). Overnight in Hut.Tim & Becky Rippel on the Ecuator

Day 6/7: Mountaineering school. We will talk about the basics of safety in mountains to sophisticated concepts and climbing techniques using rock and glaciated terrain. (Gear up, knots, packing, roping up, glacier/mountain navigation, etc will be studied). The main goal of this school is to give participants enough skills and confidence for climbing and enjoying mountains up to an intermediate level. 


Day 8: Overview of the school and descent for resting...summit push is coming soon! Overnight in Hacienda Guachala.


Day 9: We rest in the morning and prepare all the details out for the Cayambe push. In the afternoon we'll come back to Cayambe hut.


Day 10: (5790m/18900ft) Summit push to the top of Cayambe. A journey of 6/7 hours up by a moderate glacier will be necessary to reach the summit of Cayambe, which is, atReaching the top of Catambe the same time, the highest point of the Ecuador line in the entire planet. Overnight in Parallax Hot Springs Lodge.


Day 11: We'll head south to Cotopaxi region. Enjoy some traditional Ecuadorian food at lunch time and drive into Cotopaxi NP. Overnight in Chilcabamba Lodge.


Day 12: Approach to Jose F. Ribas, the higher hut in Cotopaxi.(4800m/15700ft)


Day 13: Cotopaxi summit push! (5897m/19300ft) At midnight we'll leave the Hut and start walking by a scree towards the entrance of the glacier. Then some navigation and route finding will be necessary. Close to the summit the ascent will go by 45 degree snow slopes. If the weather aloud, an amazing view of the crater of the volcano is waiting for us. Overnight in La Cienega (Hacienda) for the people with extension and drive back to Quito for the rest.

CHIMBORAZO EXTENTION

Day 14: Drive to Chimborazo region. Overnight in Urbina train station (now-days working as a Lodge)Whymper Hut

Day 15: Approach to Whymper Hut (5000m/16400ft)

Day 16: Summit push of Chimborazo, the highest summit of the country. (6280m/20600ft) drive back to Quito. Overnight in Hotel. Final Dinner in Hacienda Rumiloma.

Day17: Flight out - or stay on to enjoy some of the sights and adventures in Ecuador. We can make several recommendations.


COST  $2950.00US  (optional)  Chimborazo extension add $900.00US

What's included?  All listed accommodation based on (double/triple) rooms, National Park fees, certified ASEGUIM or IFMGA guides (all of them with WFR certification) in 2:1 client/guide ratio.

All meals (BLD) after day 2 to final dinner including one soft (non alcoholic drink) per meal. All transportation as indicated on the itinerary. 

What's not? Airfare from you origin to Quito and return, unscheduled hotel nights and meals and outbound transfers as many clients stay on to other exciting adventures in Ecuador. Personal climbing gear, alcoholic drinks, personal travel accident insurance and other items of a person nature. 

Single supplements available upon requests

 

AVENUE OF THE VOLCANOES - Ecuador's Glaciated Volcanoes

Day 1: Arrival to Quito. Overnight in Hotel.


Day 2: Gear check and city tour. We take it easy these day, remember you are already at 2800m! (9100ft) Overnight in Hotel.

Day 3: First hike! We drive east from Quito and Hike in Ilalo reaching (3185m/10450ft). Overnight in Hotel

Day 4: Ruco Pichincha. We will take the teleferic of Quito up to 4100m/13450ft and then climb to the summit of Ruco Pichincha. (4780m/15696ft) Some interesting ridge ascent is waiting for us that day. The descent is even better running down a soft scree. Overnight in Hotel.

 

Day 5: Drive to Iliniza region. We will hire horses and move our loads up to Nuevos Horizontes Hut. (4700m/15700ft). Overnight in the Hut

Day 6: Iliniza Norte summit!. We will take the east ridge of the mountain, head north in the final part and reach the summit form that side. (5116m/16700ft). Overnight in Llovizna Lodge.

Day 7: We will drive in Cotopaxi NP and rest for the next mountain. Overnight in Tambopaxi Lodge.
 

Day 8: Approach to Jose F. Ribas, the higher hut in Cotopaxi.(4800m/15700ft

Day 9: Cotopaxi summit push! (5897m/19300ft) Scree and glacier has to be climbed to reach the summit of the highest active volcano of the world! Overnight in La Cienega (Hacienda) for the people with extension and drive back to Quito for the rest

ANTISANA EXTENSION

 

Day10: Drive to Antisana Base Camp. Overnight in Tents

Day11: Antisana summit push! drive back to Quito. Final Dinner 
Day12: Extra day (weather)

Day13: Flight Out 

 

COST  $2100.00US   (optional)  Antisana extentsion add $500.00US

What's included?  All listed accommodation based on (double/triple) rooms, National Park fees, certified ASEGUIM or IFMGA guides (all of them with WFR certification in 2:1 client/guide ratio.

All meals (BLD) after day 2 to final dinner including one soft (non alcoholic drink) per meal. All transportation as indicated on the itinerary. 

What's not? Airfare from you origin to Quito and return, unscheduled hotel nights and meals and outbound transfers as many clients stay on to other exciting adventures in Ecuador. Personal climbing gear, alcoholic drinks, personal travel accident insurance and other items of a person nature. 

Single supplements available upon requests.

Hot Springs Quito  Teleferic

Photos:  Compliments R. Garrido and The Rippel's

 

RECOMMENDED GEAR LIST

CLOTHING:
1 Synthetic t-shirt
2 Long sleeve synthetic shirt.
2 sports bras. No cotton.
1 soft shell jacket
1 Insulated jacket (mid weight) Down or synthetic
1 fleece jacket.
1 hard shell jacket. Big enough to fit over many layers. (GTX or equivalent)
2 Liner gloves
1 mountaineering gloves with water/snow resistant shell.
1 Insulated mittens (snow/water resistant)
1 warm hut
1 shade/baseball hut
1 multifuncional headwear (Buff)
1 city clothes.
2 pair of Liner socks
3 pair of heavy socks. Should fit with liners on.
2 Long underwear (1light/1mid weight).
1 soft shell pants
1 nylon pants. (water/snow resistant)
1 trekking pants. 
1 gaiters. Should fit over the boots.
1 light trekking shoes.

SLEEPING GEAR:
1 down or synthetic sleeping bag (rated between 15-20 degrees Fahrenheit)
*Just in case of Antisana extension bring 1Close cell and 1inflatable mattress. Not needed for the other trips.
 
EXTRAS
1 Glacier glasses.
1 small-basics-one day first aid kit. (include personal medications if needed)
1 lip balm
1 sun screen
1 Headlamp

CLIMBING GEAR:
1 Climbing Harness with adjustable leg loops and fit over all clothing.
3 large locking carabiners
3 regular carabiners
1 Ice axe
1 mountaineering double boots.
1 crampons (check that fit to boots prior the trip)
1 Adjustable Helmet (should fit with the hut on)
10 meters (30ft) of 6 millimeters (diameter) cordelette.
1 Adjustable trekking poles.
2 water bottles (1 litter each)
3 stuff sucks to storage. Better if waterproof.
1 Overnight mountaineering bag pack.
 
OPTIONAL
Earplugs and music player.
Camera
Personal snacks for summit day. We'll supply food but is useful to bring your own favorites munchies

Everything should fit in two large duffel bags (water resistant)

 

 

 


 

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