Intermediate mountaineering course in Ecuador

If you have some basic notions and want to move on to the next stage, this 6-day intermediate mountaineering course is right for you. Your instructor will be Juliana, a prestigious IFMGA mountain guide from Quito, Ecuador.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

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

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

Welcome to this fantastic intermediate mountaineering course in Ecuador, through which we’ll spend 6 days learning and practicing some alpine climbing techniques.

This course provides an introduction to the intermediate-moderate rock climbing level. Besides that, it perfectly works as a technical improvement of your current techniques. And if you have already taken the introductory course, this one will help you raise your skills to a higher stage.

The aim of this intermediate mountaineering course is that you can feel safe in the mountains. In addition, you have the opportunity to put into practice all you will learn. Therefore, I will help you climb one of the most spectacular Andean summits. The North and South Illinizas, the Sincholagua and the Rucu Pichincha are some of them.

If you want to join me on this 6-day course you must have an excellent fitness level. Please keep in mind that we will walk several hours per day. The idea of these outputs is to share other mountaineering techniques beyond the mountain itself. For example, you will understand the real meaning of going out to the mountains for more than a day and carrying the equipment on your back. Moreover, some security procedures and the organization of a plan B are many other notions you will learn on the way.

Summarizing, during this course you will learn the following concepts:

  • Rescue procedures: rescue anchors, raising and lowering systems;
  • Rock climbing skills and belay anchors;
  • Ice climbing skills on alpine ice (45 degrees or more);
  • Crampon technique;
  • Use of ice tools, screws and pickets;
  • How to build and use ice anchors for belaying;
  • Group leadership and trip planning.

Once this course finishes you will be ready to climb a mountain autonomously and safely.

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!

So, contact me now for more details about next dates and group prices. It will be my pleasure to help you become a confident mountaineer!


Price per person

 
1 Person
1000 USD

Group of 2
700 USD

Group of 3
700 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
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.

 
 
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