Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec
From Quito, we will drive through the Avenue of the Volcanoes until we get to the village of El Chaupi. Then, we will keep on driving up until we get to La Virgen parking lot (3900 m). Once there, we will start a 3-hour hike to the Nuevos Horizontes Hut (4750 m). We will relax for the rest of the afternoon. Dinner will be served by late afternoon.
Our day will start very early, at 5 am. We will have a light breakfast, pack our climbing equipment and leave the refuge at 6. We will hike up towards the saddle formed between both peaks and then to North Illiniza summit (5.126 m). The approach to the top involves an easy 3-hour scrambling. From the summit, we will enjoy the beautiful view of the surroundings. We will then hike back for about 2 hours to the hut. We will have something to eat there, pack our stuff and go down to La Virgen parking lot. Then, we will drive back to Quito.
Nuevos Horizontes Hut
Contact me for information about the price and equipment.
Meals included: breakfast, box lunch and dinner
UIAGM/IFMGA-ASEGUIM Mountain Guide from Ecuador.
I am a mountain guide, but also a passionate traveler, climber in rock and ice, and photographer. I spend my free time and holidays exploring new destinations, discovering new mountains and cultures.
I have more than 17 years of experience climbing mountains and volcanoes not only in Ecuador, but also in other South American countries such as Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina, and in the Alps in Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Germany. I also summited KhanTengri peak in the Himalayas, and Mt. McKinley in Alaska. This experiences prepared me to lead expeditions in challenging routes all around the world.
I studied 6 years of Tourism in the University, and followed ASEGUIM courses to become a mountain guide. I’ve also been evaluated by ENSA, and completed first aid courses in the Ecuadorian Red Cross.
I like guiding people from all around the world, and help them discover and enjoy the mountains, while reaching their objectives. I speak Spanish, English, German, Italian, and a bit of Russian.
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