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Type of Trip
Chimborazo (6,268 m) is a majestic peak in the heart of Ecuador. Also it’s one of its most iconic mountains. But, to reach its top, you’ll need to prepare and get acclimatized. So join me, on this mountaineering adventure to the summit of Chimborazo, ascending Cayambe (5790 m) and Iliniza (5126 m) first.
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.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport to the start of the trip
- Transport during the trip
- Luggage transfer during the trip
- Group equipment
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
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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