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)”
This time will be my time! After 4 attempts without summit the 5th shall be a special one to reach Chimborazo: full moon, birthday and daylight ascent.
No. 1, October 2013
Altitude approximately 6.100 m, I knew I could get to the summit, but I also knew that the descent would be the hell, so I decided not to summit that time. more “Chimborazo (6.310 m) – daylight ascent”