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.




Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

3 people

Trip Level


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!

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    1000 USD

    Group of 2
    700 USD

    Group of 3
    700 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Transport during the trip

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    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 USDper person


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