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Discover the icier side of the tropics and gear up for a frosty climbing expedition on the equator!

Whether you head out to Cayambe for some epic glacier climbing or anywhere else in the Ecuadorian Andes for all sorts of ice climbing, you’re in for a scenic and rewarding treat! Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Ice Climbing trips in Ecuador. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Ice Climbing in Ecuador

What should I know about Ice Climbing Ecuador?

Situated on South America’s western coast, sandwiched in between Colombia and Peru, Ecuador is a picturesque little country with well-preserved historical cities and a whole lot of natural wonders.

The Andes Mountain chain, the longest one in the world, runs along the eastern border of the country and towers above the landscape below. The tops of the tallest of these mountains are perennially covered in snow, in spite of the little country’s location on the equator.

Due to the Andes and the currents in the Pacific Ocean, Ecuador doesn’t have four season, just two: a rainy season and a dry season.

While most guides offer trips year-round, coming during the dry season is ideal for ice climbing. The temperature will be about the same, but there will be more clear and sunny days and fewer inclement weather delays.

Why should I choose Ecuador for my Ice Climbing adventure?

Stunning scenery

Ecuador is one of the most diverse countries in the world and there is a lot to see. From beautiful beaches on the western coast to rainforested foothills and glaciated mountains, you could explore this scenic and diverse country years on end and still find something new.

Learn something new

Whether you are a first-time ice climber just trying to get into the sport or an experienced one who wants to try mountaineering too, there is a lot you learn in the Ecuadorian Andes. Take a course in crevasse rescue or just learn the basics of ice climbing, you’re sure ot have a blast while doing it.

Get off the beaten path

Unlike other popular ice climbing destinations in North America or Europe, Ecuador is a lot more remote. Enjoy more attention from guides and don’t worry about overcrowded ice falls or glaciers. Take the time to get farther away than normal and reap the benefits that getting off the beaten path can bring.

What can I expect from the weather in Ecuador?

June to September is the dry season in Ecuador. There is very little precipitation at this time of year, but plenty of snow left over from the rainy season. During the dry season, the lowlands are warm and springlike, with average temperatures in the 20s. These drop to below freezing once you get higher up into the andes where all ice climbing is done.

How do I get there

Any trip to Ecuador begins with a flight into the international airport at Quito (UIO). From here, Cayambe is located right nearby and easily reached by bus. Other parts of the Andes can be reached by bus or transfers to other mountain city airports.

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What currency is accepted in Ecuador?

US dollars (USD)

What’s the high season for Ice Climbing in Ecuador?

June to September, but many guides offer trips year round.

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