Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
We’ll start at 9.30 am from Quito and we’ll drive south through the Volcanoes Avenue to the Cotopaxi National Park entrance. From here will drive east to the Cotopaxi parking lot (4500 m). Then we’ll hike up for around an hour to the Jose Ribas mountain hut (4800 m). In the afternoon we’ll head up to the glacier for ice practices and training and then back to the mountain hut for dinner and rest.
We’ll wake up at midnight will and the departure around 1 am. The climb will take us about 6 to 8 hours. Once at the summit we’ll take our time for pictures and then head down to the mountain hut, which it will take us 2 to 3 hours.We’ll pack our belongings, have something to eat and go down to the parking lot, where our transportation will be ready to take us back to Quito.
Jose Ribas mountain hut.
You can rent equipment.
ASEGUIM Guide from Ecuador.
I was born and raised in Cotopaxi Province – Ecuador and know the country’s peaks intimately. I have a great mountaineering experience of more than 12 years of climbing in all Ecuador, and I also climbed in South America, Switzerland and France.
I worked for the Nuevos Horizontes refuge on Ilinizas Volcano from a young age and have a professional Guide Training, and I am officially Licensed as Natural guide organized by Ministry of tourism.
Some of the guiding courses I attended are:
* Mountain Guides Course by ASEGUIM (Ecuadorian Association of Mountain Guides),
* Mountain Guides Evaluation by ENSA (Ecole Nationale de Ski et d'Alpinisme) in October 2006. An event organized by the Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador and ENSA of France
* Pre-Course UIAGM an event organized by ASEGUIM and ENSA (Ecole Nationale de Ski et d'Alpinisme)
* First Aids course, Ecuadorian Red Cross
I live and manage a hostal and lodge in El Chaupi, a beautiful mountain village an hour south from Quito, just in between Illinizas Ecological Reserve and Cotopaxi National Park. It looks like a typical swiss town in the Alps, and has everything to become a great mountaineering center, the ‘Chamonix or Zermatt of South America’!
I speak fluent Spanish, English, and little German, French, Hebrew and kichua.
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