Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Arrival in Quito. Transfer to the hotel. Meet and greet your guide in the evening.
RIDGE RUCU PICHINCHA (4.696 m / 15,407 ft). First going up with the TelefériQo, we start our hike at approximately 4.100 m – a 3-hour-tour to the summit over the so called “paso de la muerte – step of death” rigde. Difficulty up to grade 4 as per UIAA scale.
We leave Quito in the morning and drive to the Natural Reserve Los Ilinizas. From the parking area we hike up to the Refugio Nuevos Horizontes (3 – 4 hours), where we will spend the night.
Early wake up and breakfast. Ascent via the RIDGE to ILINIZA NORTE (5.126 m / 16,818 ft). 4-hour-tour to the summit with difficulty up to grade 6 as per UIAA scale. Descent to Refugio Nuevos Horizontes.
Early wake up and breakfast. Ascent to ILINIZA SUR (5.246 m / 17,211 ft). 4 to 5-hour-tour to the summit in rock and ice. Descent to El Chaupi, where we will spend the night.
We drive to Cayambe, up to the Refugio Ruales Oleas Berge. No strenuous activities on day 6. Time for rest and exploring the surroundings. Early dinner and rest.
Early wake up and breakfast. Ascent to CAYAMBE (5.790 m / 18,996 ft), which takes approximately 6 to 7 hours. Descent to the hut and drive to Baños de Agua Santa.
Rock climbing or eco hike in Baños – half day program. The other half day is for exploring Baños and resting a bit for example in its nice hot springs.
We drive to the Reserva de Producción de Fauna Chimborazo and hike up to our base camp on approximately 5.100 m / 16,700 ft (5 to 6 hours). There we spend the night in tents.
Early wake up and breakfast. Ascent to CHIMBORAZO via the SOUTH FACE (6.263 m / 20,549 ft) which takes approximately 8 to 9 hours. Descent to Riobamba, where we spend the night.
Relaxing morning, visit of the markets of Riobamba. Return to Quito and “good bye”.
-One night at a hotel in Quito
- climbing & personal camping equipment
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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