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2-day Ascent to Antisana in Ecuador

The Andes
Summer Adventure
Reaching the summit

Jaime Vargas, certified ASEGUIM guide and highly experienced climber, invites you to join him in this wonderful and challenging trip to the Andes in Ecuador to reach the summit of the incredibly high Antisana.


2 Days

Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec


If you belong to the group of mountains fanatics and want to explore something new, come with me to Antisana! We will spend two days in the insides of the Andes in the discovery of this amazing volcanic peak.

Antisana, with its 5758 meters, occupies the 4th place in terms of height of all Ecuador’s mountains. However, it can be one of the less visited by climbers.

This is maybe due to the fact that there are a lot of glaciers which are very active. And also, because of the many crevasses.

For these reasons, climbing the Antisana mountain can be more demanding and challenging. In fact, it is probably the most difficult climb Ecuador has to offer.

But, do not get deterred by these complications. As soon as we reach the extremely high mountain peak, the view will amaze you.

From that height you will catch sight of the splendid Andean landscapes. And especially, the Ecuador’s area which is full of volcanoes.

Due to the mountain’s remoteness, we need to start our climbing trip at the schedule time.

Our accommodation will be Antisana’s base camp “La Virgen” at 4700 meters.

I welcome all climbing passionate to join me. Nonetheless, remember that because of the ice terrain the trip can result quite challenging.

So, you need to have some previous mountaineering experience. And, most importantly, to be ready to ascend for 7 hours approximately until we reach the wonderful peak.

I will be your guide and you will be divided into groups of 2. This way, the expedition can result more personalized and safe.

Therefore, adventure yourself to explore the fantastic and very high Antisana mountain in the Andes. I assure you the reward will be absolutely worth the climbing effort. I’ll be waiting for your contact. It will be a pleasure to accompany to the top of Ecuador’s 4th highest peak.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Pick up on the first day and drop off on the last day can be arranged according to your accommodation.


Day 1: Meeting-Drive to "La Virgen" base camp

We will get by car to the Antisana’s base camp called “La Virgen” at 4700. Together, we will set up our tents, have dinner and go to sleep since we will need to be well rested.

Day 2: Reaching the mountain's summit and descent

Depending on the climate and the amount of people taking part of the expedition, we will commence our ascent to Antisana at about 1 a.m. Due to the fact that the trip is quite challenging because of the glacier’s conditions, it will take us approximately 7 hours to reach the top. The descent, however, will take 3 to 4 hours. We will arrive at the Antisana National Park’s exit and say goodbye.



More info

The Park's entrance fee is also included in the trip's price. You have to bring: good mountaineering shoes, crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet, warm mountaineering clothes incl. gloves, hat or buff, sleeping bag, sunscreen, sunglasses, drinking bottle, headlamp, personal items & special snacks. If you don't have the climbing equipment, you can provide it for you.

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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

Certified IFMGA - ASEGUIM Mountain Guide, National guide, Rescue Team Member GRA & Lawyer.

As passionate mountaineer and with almost 20 years of guiding experience, I worked with clients from all over the world. Each tour is a unique experience and I will pleased to guide you to the marvellous summits of Ecuador and South America. My journeys have allowed me to guide and summit several mountains in Peru, like Alpamayo, Chopicalqui & Tocllaraju amongst others and to experience some mountain climbing in the Alps of Austria and Italy.

I’m based in Baños de Agua Santa, Ecuador’s famous piece of heaven, where we run together with my Austrian girlfriend a small tour operator and a consulting office.

Continuous improvement and keeping up with the State of the Art is our mission:in 2017, I completed the IFMGA certification and, recently, in 2018, I received the National guide certification from the ministry of Tourism.

President of Baños Trail Running Club, I run every week with my team. My achievement of 2018 : Finishing 1st of my category for the 100km Ruco Ultra Trail.

I’m looking forward to exploring our beautiful mountains together with you.


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What people are saying about Jaime



We weren’t able to attempt Chimbo, but Elisabeth was incredible at helping us change our trip, and Romel was a great guide, we had a great time in Baños!



It was a beautiful trip. Perfectly organised with a very good and experienced guide. Highly recommended!



Andean Summit Adventures provided an excellent experience from start to finish. From before I even booked, Elisabeth in the operations centre was able to answer all my questions and guide me on the best itinerary for my taste. Elisabeth was a great communicator and helped make the planning and booking phase very smooth and easy. I climbed with Jaime, an international mountain guide of the highest calibre. I have climbed with guides all over the world, including the famous Sherpa of Nepal, and Jaime is the best. He has a calming nature, speaks flawless English (for those of us who do not speak Spanish) and knows the mountains like they are his own backyard. On the mountain, Jaime’s patience is unrivalled. He is focused purely on getting his client to the summit safely. Jaime showed excellent technical abilities, while also remaining a kind and calm person. We were able to successfully summit four mountains (including Cayambe and Illiniza Sur) and at all times I felt completely safe with Jaime. Even better than feeling safe, I had a great time and enjoyed every moment in the mountains with Andean summit adventures. When I come back to South America for climbing, I will be returning as a client to this company. 10/10.



Jaime may be one of the most kind and capable human beings we’ve ever met. He let us know exactly what we needed to do to be safe on our summit, while also making it a fun and exciting experience. We were not as fit and experienced as we should have been, and Jaime made sure to not push us past any limits. We had an amazing time (even got engaged at the summit!). Coordination from Elisabeth beforehand was also clear and top-notch. An amazing trip that will forever be in our memories!



It was amazing trip, Jaime is professional climber and the person who safety guide us to the top of Cotopaxi and back.

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