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2-day climbing to Antisana Summit

2-day climbing to Antisana Summit
Antisana Volcano
2-day climbing to Antisana Summit
2-day climbing to Antisana Summit

Climbing Antisana summit, at 5758 meters, in 2 days sounds amazing. Imagine how amazing it would be doing it yourself, guided by Edgar, an IFMGA certified guide.


2 Days

Jan, Feb, Dec


Antisana is the 4th highest peak in Ecuador, and my favourite mountain. The ascent in itself is beautiful, and it is the least visited of the country’s high mountains. So we get to enjoy a fantastic feeling of solitude. And from the summit, we can see most of the other famous volcanoes.

As well as being an important stratovolcano of Ecuador, Antisana is one of the drinking water providers of the country because of its constant cape of thick snow. That makes this mountain unique and ideal for climbers, and training glacier skills. So that, we invite you to live this exciting 2-day adventure around the east side of the Real Range of Ecuador.

In our first day we will get to Laguna Santa Lucia by car and if weather conditions help we will be taken to the end of the road in order to avoid walking up to there. And here starts the funniest! We keep the way hiking up to a glacier at 4.750 meters in where we will set up our camp and rest for the following challenging day.

The climb up to Antisana summit will take us about 8 hours. After the first hours, we will need to put our ice equipment on in order to fulfill our ascent objective. And when we get to the 5.758-meter summit, you will feel very proud of yourself (and so do I) because you did it!

Antisana can be climbed all year round, although the best months are from December to Febraury.

You just have to get in touch with me in order to organize your trip to Antisana according to your own wishes and requirements.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Tents

- Rope

- Cooking utensils

- Harness

- Helmet

- Crampons

- Ice axe


Why climb Antisana?

Antisana is a beautiful and challenging mountain to climb. The ascent is relatively technical, but it is also very rewarding. From the summit, you can see most of the other famous volcanoes in Ecuador, including Cotopaxi, Cayambe, and Chimborazo.

When is the best time to climb Antisana?

Antisana can be climbed all year round, but the best months are from December to February. This is because the weather is generally more stable during these months, with less precipitation and wind.

What experience and skills do I need to climb Antisana?

Antisana is a technical climb, so it is important to have some previous mountaineering experience and skills. You should also be comfortable with using ice equipment, such as crampons and an ice axe.

How long does this trip last?

This is a 2-day trip

How will accommodation be arranged?

Lodging will be arranged in tents provided by the guide

What's included in the price?

The price includes:

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation in tents
  • Transport during the trip
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Group equipment (Rope, harness, helmet, crampons, ice axe)

How far in advance should I start training and what kind of training do you suggest?

I would recommend starting training for your Antisana climb at least 3 months in advance. This will give you enough time to build up your fitness, strength, and endurance.

Aim for at least 3-4 hours of cardio per week, such as running, swimming, or biking and do 2-3 strength training sessions per week, focusing on exercises that work your legs, core, and upper body.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
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Ecuador Hotel Santa Lucia
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Ecuador Hotel Oro Verde Cuenca
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Mansion Alcazar Boutique Hotel
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About the guide

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-Edgar & Guides' team



Mountain Guide

UIAGM/IFMGA-ASEGUIM Mountain Guide from Ecuador.

I am a mountain guide, but also a passionate traveler, climber in rock and ice, and photographer. I spend my free time and holidays exploring new destinations, discovering new mountains and cultures.

I have more than 27 years of experience climbing mountains and volcanoes not only in Ecuador, but also in other South American countries such as Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina, and in the Alps in Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Nepal. I also summited KhanTengri peak in the Himalayas, Aconcagua in los Andes and Mt. McKinley in Alaska. This experiences prepared me to lead expeditions in challenging routes all around the world.

I studied 6 years of Tourism in the University, and followed ASEGUIM courses to become a mountain guide. I’ve also been evaluated by ENSA, and completed first aid courses in the Ecuadorian Red Cross.

I like guiding people from all around the world, and help them discover and enjoy the mountains, while reaching their objectives. I speak Spanish, English, German, Italian, and a bit of Russian.


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What people are saying about this trip



This review is a bit misleading, because we didn't climb Antisana and we didn't climb with Edgar. We had originally intended to climb this peak, but we changed to Cotopaxi after a few discussions. Also, Edgar got sick a few days before our climb, so we climbed with a different guide (Franklin). But we were extremely happy with both the mountain and the guide.

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