2-day Ascent to Antisana in Ecuador


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.

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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.


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.




Tents in "La Virgen", Antisana's base camp

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.


About the 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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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 774 Each

Group of 2

USD 475 Each

Group of 3

USD 475 Each

Group of 4

USD 454 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

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


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