Glacier and crevasse rescue course in Cayambe

A 3-day crevasse rescue course in Cayambe ideal for beginners. You'll learn the basis of ice climbing and your instructor will be Juliana, a prestigious IFMGA mountain guide from Ecuador.




Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified


San Pedro de Cayambe is a city in the northeast of Pichincha, Ecuador. It is the head of the Cayambe canton which takes its name from the famous volcano. Undoubtedly, it is one of the best places to practice and learn new glacier skills as well as crevasse rescue procedures.

This program I present today consists in a 3-day course in Cayambe. It is specially designed to share all my knowledge and expertise with you. The aim of this course is that you can develop well in all the mountains you’ll go.

So, it is necessary to have a proper background of their lands, weather, their seasons and the effects of winds. Furthermore, it is also mandatory that you know how the glacier works and how to use the technical equipment. And the most important part, which are the safest maneuvers in a case of rescue.

Some of the main content you’ll learn and practice during these 3 days is:

  • How to advance on roped glacier;
  • Some basic crevasse rescue techniques;
  • The proper use of the ice axe.

So, this 3-day course in Cayambe will give you all the tools you need to take your first steps into the ice climbing world. I think it is an excellent introductory opportunity for beginners as well as for experienced leaders who want to refresh some notions.

This learning trip is available all year round and its cost will depend on the group size and number of participants.

Finally, let me tell you that I am planning to extend this course in many other countries of South America. Therefore, you can contact me if you are in Perú, Bolivia and Colombia!

The mountains have a lot of amazing things to teach us. It’s time to learn them! Contact me so we can plan your next ice climbing course. I will be happy to be your instructor.

Price per person

1 Person
400 USD

Group of 2
250 USD

Group of 3
250 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Transport during the trip


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.


Other details

Meeting point
Cayambe, Pichincha (at your hotel)

About the Guide


Juliana has been mountaineering in Ecuador since the age of 15, she was trained as a guide in Ecuador, holding the ASEGUIM/UIAGM certification.

She is the president of ASEGUIM, Ecuador's guides association.

As a climber, she has summited peaks in the Andes, Perú, Bolivia, Colombia, climbing around USA, etc.. Juliana has achieved a lot in her climbing career so far with the most distinguished of her successes being the opening of a new route in the Peruvian Andes: HK, on the North face of East Huandoy, with difficulties of TD+ V+ M3/4. Juliana achieved the opening of this new route alongside Joshua Jarrin, This route was included in the 2012 list of climbs chosen by the organization “Piolet d’ Or” (Golden Ice Ax), 2013 edition.

She is currently working on obtaining her ski guiding status to ultimately become an UIAGM fully certified guide.

FROM 250 USD per person

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