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.
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.
How to calculate your hiking time
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.
Altar – El Obispo (5.310 m)
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)”
Climbing Cayambe (5.790 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)”