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Ridges and ice walls, off the beaten treks - you will discover Ecuador differently! 11 days, 5 summits (Rucu Pichincha, Iliniza Norte, Iliniza Sur, Cayambe, Chimborazo), a package which is only for exceptional mountaineers. You are up for giving everything you can? Then join us! Excellent fitness and previous mountaineering experience (high mountains) are absolutely necessary for this tour.


DAY 1 - Quito:

Arrival in Quito. Transfer to the hotel. Meet and greet your guide in the evening.


DAY 2 - Rucu Pichincha:

RIDGE RUCU PICHINCHA (4.696 m / 15,407 ft). First going up with the TelefériQo, we start our hike at approximately 4.100 m - a 3-hour-tour to the summit over the so called "paso de la muerte - step of death" rigde. Difficulty up to grade 4 as per UIAA scale.


DAY 3 - Refuge Nuevos Horizontes:

We leave Quito in the morning and drive to the Natural Reserve Los Ilinizas. From the parking area we hike up to the Refugio Nuevos Horizontes (3 - 4 hours), where we will spend the night.


DAY 4 - Iliniza Norte:

Early wake up and breakfast. Ascent via the RIDGE to ILINIZA NORTE (5.126 m / 16,818 ft). 4-hour-tour to the summit with difficulty up to grade 6 as per UIAA scale. Descent to Refugio Nuevos Horizontes.


DAY 5 - Iliniza Sur:

Early wake up and breakfast. Ascent to ILINIZA SUR (5.246 m / 17,211 ft). 4 to 5-hour-tour to the summit in rock and ice. Descent to El Chaupi, where we will spend the night.


DAY 6 - Refuge Ruales Oleas Berge:

We drive to Cayambe, up to the Refugio Ruales Oleas Berge. No strenuous activities on day 6. Time for rest and exploring the surroundings. Early dinner and rest.


DAY 7 - Cayambe:

Early wake up and breakfast. Ascent to CAYAMBE (5.790 m / 18,996 ft), which takes approximately 6 to 7 hours. Descent to the hut and drive to Baños de Agua Santa.


DAY 8 - Baños:

Rock climbing or eco hike in Baños - half day program. The other half day is for exploring Baños and resting a bit for example in its nice hot springs.


DAY 9 - Chimborazo:

We drive to the Reserva de Producción de Fauna Chimborazo and hike up to our base camp on approximately 5.100 m /  16,700 ft (5 to 6 hours). There we spend the night in tents.


DAY 10 - Chimborazo Summit:

Early wake up and breakfast. Ascent to CHIMBORAZO via the SOUTH FACE (6.263 m / 20,549 ft) which takes approximately 8 to 9 hours. Descent to Riobamba, where we spend the night.


DAY 11 - Riobamba:

Relaxing morning, visit of the markets of Riobamba. Return to Quito and "good bye".


our package includes:
- transportation
- porters up to the base camp
- park entrance fees & climbing permits
- accommodation
- food & beverage (as stipulated)
- tents & kitchen equipment for high camps

upon request:
- climbing & personal camping equipment
- download checklist for equipment

Prices depend on services included. Please contact us for your individual offer.

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6k (20 k) extreme, ridges and ice walls, off the beaten treks

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