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Type of Trip
- Explore Cayambe, one of the most beautiful parts of Ecuador
- Learn all the basic concepts on crevasses
- Practice, gain confidence and receive advice from an expert guide
Join me on this 3 days crevasse rescue course for those who wish to learn how to deal with the dangers of crevasses. Our classroom will be the vast glacier terrain in Cayambe, Ecuador.
As most mountaineers know, one of the most difficult parts on every glacier expedition, is passing through an area with crevasses. These impressive cracks can range from a few centimeters to over 12 meters of longitude and more than 30 meters of depth.
Crevasses generally run horizontally and on a steep slope. The bigger ones, normally lie at the upper end of the glaciers. And they are often referred as dead fall traps, because they’re normally covered with snow, which makes it almost impossible to detect.
The goal of this program is that you learn everything you need to know about crevasses, so you can have a safe expedition. Some of the things we will cover include how to advance on roped glacier. Also, we’ll go over basic crevasse rescue techniques. Then, we’ll review the adequate use of the ice axe. And, we’ll practice constantly so you can gain more confidence and get ready for more technical journeys.
My two main goals are that you feel safe, and that you acquire all the knowledge necessary for a successful expedition. However, please note that in order to join this program you should already have some knowledge and experience on glaciers, as well as the use of technical gear. Furthermore, you need a great fitness level.
If you wish to take part of this course, don’t hesitate and send me a request. It will be my pleasure to guide you on this course.
Looking to further explore the region? I also guide this Ecuadorian Andes 6-day mountaineering school.
- Guiding fee
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
I started to climb at 11 years old in my mountain club, Grupo Ascensionismo from San Gabriel High School in Quito, where I discovered majestic places and solidarity as pure as the brotherhood. To me, the mountain is an encounter with the social and natural environment, and also with myself as a human being.
I have traversed my country, Ecuador, on its several summits, then I went to Bolivia and Peru for the first time outside, later to the Alps in Austria, Italy and Germany; the Mont Cervin/ Matterhorn on the border of Switzerland and Italy. Then the Aconcagua 6962m by the Polish route and my meeting with the Himalayas in 2010 in the Pumori Peak 7161m, which means “the daughter of the Everest” was a life lesson. In 2011 I enjoyed again the ascent of Aconcagua, in 2013 walked along the summits of Huayna Potosí, Pequeño Almapayo and Illimani at the Cordillera Real in Bolivia. In 2014 and 2017 I returned to Aconcagua. The Cordillera Blanca in Peru is my second home, I had great memories from climbs in 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2017 in peaks like Pisco, Chopicalqui, Vallunaraju, Alpamayo, Tocllaraju, Maparaju, Ishinca, and the treks Quilkayhuanca – Ishinca and Huayhuash. Since ever during the mountain trips, I have the opportunity to enjoy and share the happiness and humility that we learn from the mountains.
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