Andean Summit Adventure is proud to announce its new project. We will organize a unique photography tour in Ecuador and on the Galapagos Islands. The trip is in partnership with Nicola from Suitcase and Wanderlust. You will deeply discover the country: travelling through national parks, stopping by indigenous villages, and visiting typical places such as: Galapagos Islands, Otavalo market or the Cotopaxi volcano! All of this, to experience the best of Ecuador and Galapagos.
We introduce to you the best haciendas and mountain lodges in Ecuador. Willing to travel for mountaineering and discovering the Andean summits, this article is for you! We are not sponsored by any of these haciendas and mountain lodges.
Here the story of Brian Dagg, new zealand farmer who reached the highest summits of the 7 continents.
Altitude sickness is the most common illness for climbers and mountaineers in higher areas. There are three different types of altitude sickness: acute altitude sickness or also called acute mountain sickness (AMT), high altitude pulmonary oedema (HAPE) and high altitude cerebral oedema (HACE). The next couple of passages will give you an idea what these illnesses are, why you get them and how to prevent them.
It is tricky to forecast and predict one’s hiking time. To calculate the tour time, you have to take different factors into account. We will show you what the most impacting variables are and how to figure out your walking time.
Providing the best and most spectacular mountainerring experience is the main goal for our company. Therefore, qualifications, certifications and continous education of our guides is an essential aspect of our work. All our guides are certified by the Ecuadorian Mountain Guide Association (ASEGUIM -Asociación Ecuatoriana de Guias de Montaña). At the same time many of them got additionally the certification by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA – UIAGM – IVBV).
On the first weekend of March 2018 we accompanied Juan Castillo Barona. Our mission: to make his lifelong dream come true. The 77-year-old Ecuadorian wanted to climb volcano Tungurahua again, 65 years after his last ascent to the summit. more “Juan’s dream – 65 years later”
Ecuador is known for its landscape with beautiful and high volcanoes. Despite the shapes, altitudes and locations of these mountains, some of them offer gorgeous and breathtaking lagoons. Hereby we would like to show you the three most appealing lagoons in Ecuador.
Wanna conquer one of Ecuador’s highest peaks? Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Cayambe: new topos were published. Therefore, the Ecuadorian Ministry of Tourism cooperated with the Ministry of Environment and the Ecuadorian Mountain Guide Association to elaborate new topos. As a result, these helpful documents include the mountain’s location, its camps and refuges as well as what kind of weather and terrain you have to expect. Further, there is information about the routes which are possible to climb in order to reach the summit. more “Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Cayambe: new topos”
Our summit hit rate shows all information about the mountains in Ecuador over 5.000 m / 16.404 ft. Everyone wants to reach the summit of the mountains they intend to climb. Therfore, we at andean summit adventure help you to fulfill those dreams. In the last couple of years, we accompanied 552 climbers to Ecuador’s highest mountains. The following statistics show you which mountains (> 5.000 m / 16.400 ft) in Ecuador we climbed, how many people reached the top and why some of them couldn’t. more “Our summit hit rate in Ecuador”