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”
El Obispo is the highest elevation of an extinct volcano and one of Ecuador’s hardest climbs. The extinct volcano El Altar or Capac Urcu reaches a maximum altitude of 5.310 m / 17.421 ft. Ice and rocks on the trail and changing weather conditions make it a difficult climb difficult. more “Altar – El Obispo (5.310 m)”
Cayambe with its 5.790 m altitude is Ecuador’s 3rd highest mountain. Due to the volcanic activity of Cotopaxi and impossibility of climbing it , Cayambe is the most popular one. more “Climbing Cayambe (5.790 m)”
Those two mountains are a perfect combination! Iliniza Norte is one of the most popular acclimatization climbs in Ecuador and his neighboring summit, Iliniza Sur, is a great option when it should get a bit more technical. The small mountain hut “Nuevos Horizontes” serves as a good base in order to summit both of them in just 2 days. more “Iliniza Norte (5.126 m) & Iliniza Sur (5.248 m)”
2014 was a good year; let’s continue like this in 2015! What did our mountaineers achieve in 2014? 90 times the tour members managed to reach the top. This results in an awesome summit hit rate of 72,58 % (of 124 mountaineers in total). more “summit hit rate 2014 – Ecuador’s summits > 5k”
High season is keeping us busy, but yes, there is a small slot for a Christmas Tour for the 2 of us, our targets are Sincholagua and Antisana, 2 of the less visited mountains in Ecuador. We leave Baños very early and head to Cotopaxi National Park, where our tour to Sincholagua shall start. more “Sincholagua & Antisana”