Let Jaime, an IFMGA certified guide, take you to the summit of three of Ecuador’s most famous mountains, Iliniza, Cayambe and Chimborazo. Join him on this mountaineering 6-day expedition.
This program is exclusive for those with an excellent fitness level, previous experience and the courage to attempt these three summits in 6 days. My main objective will be to keep you safe while making sure you have a fantastic time.
We’ll begin by ascending the Iliniza Norte, where we’ll get some of the most breathtaking views of the Andes. Thereupon we’ll head towards Cayambe, this dormant volcano will certainly inject us with the right dosage of adrenaline to continue our expedition. Reaching its summit will require effort, as we’ll pass through glacier, snow, ice and rocky terrains. But once we stand at the summit we’ll get the most impressive sceneries as the perfect reward.
Then, we’ll prepare for our last and final objective, the top of Chimborazo. So, we’ll spend the day in the town of Baños de Agua Santa. Thus, we’ll get to take short hikes and engage in other outdoor activities to get acclimatized. Standing at the top of Chimborazo will take us around 8 to 9 hours. But, breathing the pure air at its summit, will make it all worth it.
If you want to join this mountaineering trip, just request to book this trip. It would be my pleasure to be your guide on this adventure in Ecuador.
However, if you feel like you need more practice first, check this Mountaineering, Cayambe, Ecuador, 6-day Introductory course that I guide too.
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.
Fantastic people ! They were all friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable . I recommend them without reservation
Jaime was an awesome guide! Everything was taken care of, he was very aware about going at the best pace for me, and did everything possible to ensure a successful and safe summit.
We summited Cotopaxi with Jamie Vargas as our guide. It was an unbelievable and perfect experience. Jamie was very knowledgeable, skilled, and personable. He shared just enough information with us for each part of the trip for us to be prepared but not too overwhelmed. It was very easy to communicate with our guide and the company before the trip. The food was really nice and the whole experience staying at the refuge and meeting other climbers and guides. We were very confident in Jamie’s skills and ability to keep us safe. His saying “never give up!” was very motivating for our successful summit. The gear was all very nice and up to date, we were given every tool we needed. I felt every emotion during this day from excitement, to fear, to fatigue, to gratitude, I cried very much at the summit because it was so beautiful and it was such a big accomplishment for myself and my husband. Overall this experience was our favorite for our time in Ecuador and even one of my favorites of my whole life! Highly recommend Jamie with Andean summit adventure. Worth every dollar as an investment for an experience of a lifetime!
I found it pretty expensive to have a private guide. The climb was only 8 hours in total and costs me €570,-. Well, that’s the only complain i have. The service all over was great. Jaime was not my guide so i can rate him, it was Juan of course. He was an ok guide, sometimes a bit hurry up. And next time it would be good to get some more explanations about the dangers of the glacier. I’ve spoken to some real mountaineers and found out there were far more dangers then i realized when climbing the cotopaxi. Maybe something for you guys to consider next time. Best regards, philippe coopmans
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Amazing experience. Wonderful guide Diego. Can’t wait to get back and summit another volcano.
jw and sharlene
we had a great time with the guide, knows his buissnis , he took wonderfull shots from us at tungurahua during the climb. im sure he would have made great pics aswell during the cotopaxi climb, very experienced guide indeed, and a friendly man with nice girlfriend elisabeth who went with us to tungurahua refugio, and he can cook
Jaime was absolutely amazing. He always made sure that safety is the priority, even when I was tired and had problems with altitude. I\'d climb any mountain with him!
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I climbed Tungurahua together with Jaime in November as a preparation for successful attempts to climb both Cotopaxi and Chimborazo. The trip was perfectly organized by Elisabeth and Jaime did a great job as a guide. I would absolutely recommend Andean Summit Adventure and I hope that I can do some further tours in Ecuador in the future with them!
I had an excellent experience with Andean Summit Adventure during my recent climb of Volcano Cotopaxi. Elisabeth did a tremendous job coordinating all of the logistics details for my trip while I was still in the United States. Jaime Vargas, my guide, provided a first-rate, safe, and excellent experience during the climb itself. I was completely happy with the support that Andean Summit Adventure provided me and I highly recommend them as a tour/guide service for outings in South America.
Group of 1
|USD 2217 each|
Group of 2
|USD 1330 each|
Group of 3
|USD 1330 each|
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- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
- Luggage transfer during the trip
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The meals included are during the expedition. The meals excluded are in the cities. Pick up on the first day and drop off on the last day can be arranged according to your accommodation.