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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.

Not specified

Andes

6 Days

All year


Description

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!

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.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

ASEGUIM | IVBV | UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Quito, Ecuador


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1031 Each

Group of 2

USD 722 Each

Group of 3

USD 722 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip




 

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