Sunrise behind Antisana, Cotopaxi on the left - seen from Refugio Nuevos Horizontes - Ilinizas

You are looking for your guide for climbingaseguim guides the Ecuadorian or the rest of the South American Andes?
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andean summit adventure is your specialized tour operator for hiking, trekking, trail running, mountaineering, expeditions and climbing in Ecuador and South America, with Austrian-Ecuadorian management.

We focus on a small range of services and can therefore guarantee highest quality. We cover the needs of individuals as well as of groups.

Please take a look at our offers and feel free to contact us for individual arrangements or with any question you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!!! We speak English, Spanish, German, French & Italian.

Cayambe glacier / glaciar / Gletscher (5.790 m)

happy and successful mountaineers

Climbing High Mountains in Ecuador

Ecuador is the perfect destination for getting started with high-altitude mountaineering and the best about it is, that the world's highest mountain - measured out from the center of the earth - is in Ecuador, our famous Chimborazo (6.263 m / 20,549 ft - as of last measurements in 2016).


3 reasons why climbing in Ecuador is so great:

1 - Quito, Ecuador's capital city - great for acclimatization

Quito is one of the highest capital cities in the world with an average altitude of approx. 2.800 m (9,200 ft). When getting here you might experience some symptoms of altitude sickness like headache, tiredness and others but at the same time it's already a perfect spot for starting your acclimatization process while discovering Quito's historic center, which has been awarded UNESCO world heritage or other sites in and around this awesome city.


2 - Certified mountain guides - ASEGUIM / UIAGM

Ecuador's mountain guide association ASEGUIM has been accepted as member of the international UIAGM, what assures you of highest standards of quality regarding your mountain guide's education. Make sure that your guide holds respective ID and proof. All guides and aspirant guides are listed on ASEGUIM's homepage.


3 - High mountains with technically low requirements

In Ecuador you can climb a number of peaks with over 5.000 m (16,000 ft) height and even one with an altitude of more than 6.000 m (20,000 ft). The huge majority of the climbs can be arranged as 2-day-tours and most of them do not challenge you technically - it's all about acclimatization and endurance during the climb in order to reach the top.

Still not convinced that Ecuador is a great destination for your next holiday? Okay so let's talk about other reasons to visit this great country: Within a relatively small area you have jungle, mountains and the coast. You can enjoy wildlife at Galapagos Islands or in the Amazonian Region. After your climbs it's a great option to relax some days at one of Ecuador's marvellous beaches. And last but not least there are plenty of cultural treasures which are waiting to be discovered by you. Need more inspiration? Enjoy this video and you will be sure that "All you need is Ecuador".

We would be more than happy to assist you with your Ecuador-Travel-Plans! Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Your andean summit adventure team.


Antisana, Cotopaxi, Rucu Pichincha, Cayambe, Altar & Iliniza Norte