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You are an expert mountaineer and want something different? That's your section then: you are experienced in rock and / or ice, practice your sport on a regular basis and you are looking for new challenges and special adventures ... just keep going.

Check out the most challenging climbs we have on offer or let us know, if you are looking for something even more special => we will be able to help and guide you to the summits of your dreams!

Amongst the hard climbs in Ecuador we have Iliniza Sur, a great option for getting started due to its location and being a relatively short climb. Then there is Antisana, an amazing mountain for climbers with some experience. If you are bringing a little more time with you, you might consider the climb of Altar - Ecuador's most difficult climb and also a bit remote. A variety of ridges and glaciers will make experienced mountaineers happy.

As expert you are of course well aware, that acclimatization is a must for success. We recommend combining your favourite summits with some acclimatization peaks in our tour generator.


ice training on Cayambe glacier

What climbing boots or alpine shoes to use for mountaineering in Ecuador?

A difficult question which of course does not have only one correct answer – it all depends on your preferences and requirements, the mountains you want to climb, the season you chose to travel and the conditions on the mountain on the specific day you climb … amongst others maybe.

Temperature on the mountains in Ecuador

Generally it does not get too cold on Ecuadorian high mountains (upper 5000m/16000ft and 6000m/20000ft). On a normal day you might face temperatures of -5 to -10 degree Celsius as a lowest temperature, which is not too bad but there are other factors to consider.

Exposure time on the mountains in Ecuador

The climbs of Ecuadorian high mountains usually take place during the night, starting around midnight and reaching the summit for sunrise. Meaning in terms of time, that you will spend between 5 and 9 hours on the mountain during an ascent and further 3 to 5 hours during a descent (all depending on your shape and the conditions on the mountain). Especially during the ascent just before day break is the coldest time on the mountain and due to the speed (in high altitude you will walk considerably slower than elsewhere) you will perceive the temperature much lower.

Sudden weather changes

As on any (high) mountain, weather can change quickly and you might face a part of your tour being accompanied by a thunderstorm or blizzard and strong winds. This is the moment, when good material really counts and makes the BIG difference, as temperatures fall drastically and are felt even worse.

Which climbing boots do we personally use for climbing in Ecuador and the rest of the world?

We are climbing a lot in- and outside of Ecuador and want to share with you our experiences about the climbing boots we have used so far. This is just an information out of a personal perspective and no recommendation or evaluation of material, as this depends strongly on personal needs, your goals, targets, experience, level of fitness etc.
In our material collection for personal use you will find currently the following models:

La Sportiva – Trango Alp
Salewa – Raven Combi GTX
La Sportiva – Spantik
La Sportiva - Nepal Extreme
Asolo - Manaslu

For more information on which shoe to choose, just get in touch with us, we are pleased to share our experiences with you.

happy and successful mountaineers