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Glacier and crevasse rescue course in Cayambe

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This 3-day crevasse rescue course in Cayambe ideal for beginners. You'll learn the basics to move safely on glacier terrain and ice climbing, together with an ASEGUIM/IFMGA mountain guide from Ecuador.


3 Days

All year


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 includes

- Guiding fee

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

Accommodation, transportation, hut, personal gear, tips

About the guide

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Juliana and Fatima Guiding team



Mountain Guide

We are one IFMGA Mountain Guide and one aspirant IFMGA Mountain Guide from Ecuador collaborating together.

About Juliana:

Juliana has been mountaineering in Ecuador since the age of 15, she was trained as a guide in Ecuador, holding the ASEGUIM/UIAGM certification. 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 (together with Joshua Jarrin) in the Peruvian Andes: HK, on the North face of East Huandoy, with difficulties of TD+ V+ M3/4. This route was included in the 2012 list of climbs chosen by the organization “Piolet d’ Or” (Golden Ice Ax), 2013 edition.

About Fátima:

I've been going to the mountains since I was 11. Constant contact with nature has given me a different perspective on life. When I heard that being a mountain guide was a profession, I immediately wanted this. So I started the training in 2020. Contact me if you wish to discover Ecuador, its mountains, climbing places, and hikes.


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