Introductory mountaineering 6-day course in Ecuador

Join the local IFMGA mountain guide Juliana, on this 6-day learning experience in Cayambe, Ecuador. She will give you all the introductory mountaineering aspects you need to enjoy the mountains to the fullest.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

3 people

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

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

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

I have the honor to invite you to this introductory mountaineering course, which will take place in Cayambe and will last 6 days.

As you may know, Cayambe is a really great place for the practice of mountain activities. That is because it is located in the province of Pichincha, which is dominated by the eastern and western Andes. There is no better spot where to lead this introductory mountaineering course!

Thanks to my vast professional experience I could learn through the years that climbing a mountain is more than reaching its summit. It’s all about the views on the way, the people you meet and the process and effort the ascent involves.

So, I have planned this 6-day course thinking about that. I would like to provide you with all the basic information you need to really enjoy a climb. And you won’t only learn the theory. You will be able to put it into practice through some rock and ice climbing itineraries in Cayambe.

In addition, I will teach you many glacier travel techniques, crevasse rescue procedures and how to move on snow and ice autonomously. And as if it wasn’t enough, the course culminates with a summit attack to the Cayambe!

Summarizing, in this introductory mountaineering course you will learn:

  • Theoretical and practical notions of mountaineering such as map reading, influence of weather and mountain hygiene;
  • How to move on rock, ice and snow;
  • Nuts and sport climbing techniques;
  • How to use snow anchors;
  • Crevasses recognition;
  • Self-rest from a crevasse;
  • How to be in a rope team;
  • Use of ice screws and ice axes;
  • Resistance to cold, hunger and fatigue.

It is a really important course if you’re taking your first steps in mountaineering or if you want to improve your current techniques. And if you are interested in ice climbing specifically, please check out my 3-day glacier skills course, also in Cayambe.

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, be part of this learning experience and enjoy the mountains in a safe and serious way. Please get in touch with me for more information about dates and prices. I will be here, waiting for you!


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

 
Skill level required
Beginner
Fitness level required
Fit
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.

 
 
FROM 700 USD per person

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