Sat 22nd Oct - Sun 6th Nov, 2022
Ecuador - Glaciers and Volcano climbing
Quito, capital of Ecuador, is situated at 2850m in ‘’The Avenue of Volcanos’’ – it is surrounded by both extinct, dormant, and active volcanic peaks between 3500m and 6300m. Members of the team will make attempts to climb several of these non-glaciated and glaciated volcanic peaks including Imbabura (4,609m), Illiniza Norte (5,126), Illiniza Sur (5,263m), Antisana (5,705m) Ecuador's fourth highest mountain and Cayambe (5,790m) the third highest.
Antisana, which is slightly more difficult to access, is climbed way less than the popular 3 highest mountains; Cayambe, Cotopaxi, Chimborazo - all three of which are located in the central valley near Quito and it presents a significantly greater technical challenge with a couple of steep pitches at the end. It can have poorer weather as it is affected by the Amazon rain forest and is also heavily crevassed with some tricky route finding, all of which must be completed at night. Two weeks isn't long to climb all these but we'll do our best!
Different meets require varying levels of experience and fitness. Please speak to the meet organiser before the meet if you are concerned about any issues with regard to the meet or your ability to participate in the activities proposed. Contact details can be found on the Contact Us page.
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"I accept that mountaineering, climbing and walking are activities with a risk of personal injury or death. I am aware of and shall accept these risks and wish to participate in these activities voluntarily and shall be responsible for my own actions and involvement."