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Climbing South Illiniza

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Along with its northern brother peak, South Illiniza is a summit of the famous Illiniza Volcano which lies very close to Quito, the Ecuadorian capital. Climbing this mountain is a little harder than North Illiniza since its terrain is more humid so the presence of snow is permanent. South Illiniza is a really beautiful mountain which requires good technical skills and prior experience in ice and snow routes. However, those visitors who’re prepared for this goal should hire the services of a professional guide to fully enjoy the adventure and guarantee the safety along the trek. Pick your mountain climbing program from our selection of trips below. Explore-Share only promotes trips led by certified mountain guides.

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What people are saying about these trips

Travis Davis


December, 2022

Cotopaxi (5,897m), 5-day ascent with acclimatization on Rucu Pichincha & Iliniza Norte, from Quito

My Guide Paul did a fantastic job and I had a great time on our Hikes. Unfortunately Cotopaxi was closed, but we were able to adjust and climb Cayambe instead, which was still a challenging and rewarding hike. Overall I had a great time. Thank you

Nobuo Yamazaki


November, 2022

Cotopaxi (5,897m), 5-day ascent with acclimatization on Rucu Pichincha & Iliniza Norte, from Quito

Mr. Jaime was very experienced guide. He correctly evaluated my weak points during the first acclimatization climb. Modified climb plan from 2nd day, during climb, he guided to cover those weak points. It was impressive that he accurately assumed every course time. On the other hand, he always encouraged me to continue moving, without him I think it was not possible to reach summit of Iliniza Norte. Unfortunately, we couldn't get summit of Cayambe (substitution of closed Cotopaxi for possible eruption) due to risk of possible avalanche, however it would be better for me to have another chance to visit Ecuador more prepared. I definitely recommend. Explore-Share service was very effective, easy to settle with credit card.

Paul Ludgate


December, 2020

Cotopaxi (5,897m), 5-day ascent with acclimatization on Rucu Pichincha & Iliniza Norte, from Quito

Fantastic people ! They were all friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable . I recommend them without reservation

jw and sharlene


May, 2019

5 summit mountaineering tour in Ecuador

we had a great time with the guide,  knows his buissnis , he took wonderfull shots from us at tungurahua during the climb. im sure he would have made great pics aswell during the cotopaxi climb,  very experienced guide indeed, and a friendly man with nice girlfriend elisabeth who went with us to tungurahua refugio,   and he can cook



February, 2018

Climbing Illinza Sur peak, Ecuador

Amazing short but exciting climb to a summit with outstanding views. Perfect acclimatization peak for the bigger Ecuadorian volcanoes, with a cozy hut and a nice approach walk. Fredy was fantastic, thank you so much for this unforgettable experience!

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