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Type of Trip
- Learn all the basics for mountaineering with an expert guide
- Practice constantly as you explore Ecuador’s famous volcano, Cayambe
- Reach the summit of Cayambe and put to test all your new acquired skills
There is no similar feeling than the one experienced when conquering a summit. However, reaching the top of a mountain is not an easy endeavor. So allow me to be your guide on this mountaineering introductory course in Cayambe. And welcome you into the magical world of mountaineering.
Over a period of 6 days, we will be learning and practicing everything you need to know for a successful expedition. We’ll cover different techniques and skills, from rock to ice climbing, and from the use of the equipment to having a safe ascent. For instance, some of the things we will learn are:
- Basic, theoretical and practical mountaineering notions
- How to read a map
- Reading the weather
- Mountain hygiene
- Movements on rock, snow and ice
- Crevasse safety and rescue procedures
- Glacier travel techniques
- How to tie a knot and use a snow anchor
- Techniques for sport climbing
- Rope team
- The use of ice axes, crampons and screws
- Resistance to fatigue, hunger and cold
Moreover, our classroom will be one of the most beautiful and exciting places in Ecuador, the Cayambe Volcano. So, during our course, not only will we be constantly practicing each one of our lessons, we’ll also get the chance to explore this magnificent place.
What’s more, our final test will be climbing Cayambe itself. Hence, you’ll get the opportunity to stand at the top of this colossal volcano, while using all the techniques we learnt through out our course.
So let me guide on this mountaineering adventure. And share with you my passion for this marvellous sport in one of the most dazzling places on Earth. Request to book this trip and stand with me at the top of Cayambe.
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Price per person
- Guiding fee
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.
About the Guide
Certified IFMGA - ASEGUIM Mountain Guide, National guide, Rescue Team Member GRA & Lawyer.
As passionate mountaineer and with almost 20 years of guiding experience, I worked with clients from all over the world. Each tour is a unique experience and I will pleased to guide you to the marvellous summits of Ecuador and South America. My journeys have allowed me to guide and summit several mountains in Peru, like Alpamayo, Chopicalqui & Tocllaraju amongst others and to experience some mountain climbing in the Alps of Austria and Italy.
I’m based in Baños de Agua Santa, Ecuador’s famous piece of heaven, where we run together with my Austrian girlfriend a small tour operator and a consulting office.
Continuous improvement and keeping up with the State of the Art is our mission:in 2017, I completed the IFMGA certification and, recently, in 2018, I received the National guide certification from the ministry of Tourism.
President of Baños Trail Running Club, I run every week with my team. My achievement of 2018 : Finishing 1st of my category for the 100km Ruco Ultra Trail.
I’m looking forward to exploring our beautiful mountains together with you.
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