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We will leave Quito early in the morning, and drive southwest to the base of the mountain. We will start our climb here. It will take us 3 to 4 hours. Once at the top, we will enjoy lunch and the stunning views of the Ecuador landscape. Then we will begin a 3 hour descent, and then drive back to Quito.
We will hike along the ridge between El Corazon and Iliniza. Then, we will climb up to La Virgen (3900 m). We will camp at the base camp of Iliniza.
We will start the five-hour ascent at 6:00 am. We will hike up to the saddle where we will meet the trail that follows the ridge up to the summit. From there, we will enjoy spectacular views. We will then begin our 3-hour descent. Then, we will drive back to Quito.
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UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Ecuador.
I fell in love with the mountains at a young age while climbing Ecuador’s volcanoes with my father. I guided in the Andes for 8 years and have been guiding for the past four years in the Northwest United States. In 1997 I expanded his adventure skills by taking on rock climbing. I represented Chimborazo province three times as the Ecuadorian National Rock Climbing Champion.
I completed his UIAGM certification with the Bolivian Mountain & Trekking Guide Association, accredited by the National School of Ski and Alpinism of Chamonix (ENSA), and completed Advanced Alpine and Rock Guides Courses with American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA).
I usually spend some months every year in Ecuador (from October to January, but it varies every year). The rest of the year I am based and guide in Europe.
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