trip duration TRIP DURATION
6 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
3 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
best period OFFER PERIOD
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
type of trip 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 Person1000USD
Group of 2700USD
Group of 3700USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Transport during the trip

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

At your hotel