Acclimatization is a very important but sometimes underestimated topic for mountaineers. Climbing high mountains is a burden for the body. In this article we examine how you optimally prepare your physiological system to get along with the altitude and the lower oxygen partial pressure.
Are you looking for equipment for your next tour in the high mountains? Finding the right ice axe, helmet, crampons and sleeping bag is important as well as difficult. We will look at what product features are essential and which products we recommend.
A great mountaineering experience requires great clothes. Without the right shoes, jacket and underwear you will have troubles enjoying your tour. However, finding the right products can be challenging. You often feel lost in the overwhelming flood of information and offers. We will discuss what aspects are important when choosing your equipment and present you our favourite products.
Biodiversity loss is one of the biggest challenges nature faces. In the context of examining man-made changes in the environment, scientists studied flora and fauna in Ecuador. Llanganates, the Cloud Forest and Finca Palmonte gave them valuable insights. They discussed their findings in a meeting with local professors.
Humans have a stronger impact on planet earth than any other species before. What does that mean for the glacier? And for the climate? Andean Summit Adventure accompanies a group of young scientists who want to find the answers. more “Scientists examine glacier retreat and climate change in Ecuador”
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.