Glacier training & Cayambe climb (5.790 m / 18,996 ft) in 3 days

Quito, Ecuador

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16 reviews
Duration: 3 days
Group size: 1 - 10
Glacier training & Cayambe climb (5.790 m / 18,996 ft) in 3 days
Quito, Ecuador

16 reviews

$NaN
Duration: 3 days
Group size: 1 - 10

About this trip

Climbing Cayambe volcano (5.790 m / 18,996 ft) is another highlight in Ecuador. It's the country's third highest mountain and the highest and only snow covered point on the Equator. The tour can include minor technical challenges and offers absolutely stunning and impressive surroundings with very active glaciers as well as breathtaking crevasses. We take that playground as an opportunity and add a glacier training day before we give it a try with that beautiful summit. Definitely a trip of a lifetime - join us!

Technically the climb is not very difficult, nevertheless good fitness is required and some previous glacier travel experience highly recommended.

Another very important point is proper acclimatization. To really enjoy the climb we recommend at least 4 days of preparation, including hikes in altitude and steadily increasing your sleeping altitude if possible.

Any questions? Reach out to our climbing experts on info@andeansummitadventure.com or +593968959533 (WhatsApp or call).

Included Services:

- see program / itinerary

- certified bi-lingual guide (ASEGUIM / IVBV - UIAGM - IFMGA), max. 1 guide per 2 climbers

- transportation in private vehicle from / to Quito

- accommodation at refuge with dinner and breakfast (2 x)

- park entrance fees & climbing permits

- meals as specified (lunch / lunch box on day 1 + 2, snacks for the ascent)

- group equipment: ropes and other guiding gear

Not included Services:

- catering (see program)

- personal technical equipment (harness, helmet, crampons, ice axe, carabiners, screws, slings etc.)

- sleeping bag for huts, boots and other private equipment - check our equipment list

- insurances (please make sure that you have an insurance covering risks of mountain climbing)

- cost for program changes

- tips & any other expenses not explicitly mentioned

Cancellation Conditions:

- 60 or more days prior to departure: the total amount paid will be refunded, minus handling & administrative charges (if any)

- 59 - 30 days prior to departure: 50% of the total amount paid will be forfeited 

- 29 and less days prior to departure: the total amount paid will be forfeited 



General Terms and Conditions:

With full payment or partial payment of the tour the climber accepts the latest version of andean summit adventure's terms and conditions, which can be downloaded HERE.

Available Packages

Private tour - 1 climber

You are an individual climber and want to book a private tour / guide.

$1,110
Group of 2 or more people (private)

You are booking as a group of 2 or more people.

Please note that in case you select this option as an individual climber, your booking might be subject to cancellation, as we do not offer open groups.

$660

Available options

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Itinerary

Glacier Training
getting prepared for icy summits

DAY 1

Pick up in Quito at approx. 08.00 am, drive towards Cayambe. We continue to the check in of Cayambe National Park. Afterwards we drive to the parking lot at the Refugio Ruales Oleas Berge (4640 m / 15230 ft). We organize our equipment, and prepare everything. Before heading out to the glacier we have a small lunch at the refuge. In the afternoon we practice essential walking and glacier travel techniques on the beautiful glacier. Then we come back to the refuge for dinner and rest. 


tech. data day: ↑↓ 0 m / 0 ft | ↔ 0,0 km / 0 mi (hike to the glacier)


catering day: - / LB / D

Your Organizer


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andean summit adventure
16 reviews
welcome to andean summit adventure, specialists when it comes to mountaineering in Ecuador and beyond. our certified guides and international team are your best choice for making your trip a lifetime experience! let's go for some climbs - cheers! our mountaineering experts are happy to assist with personalized attention to work out awesome climbing plans for you and your family and friends or answer any questions you might have regarding our programs - reach out, we speak English, German and Spanish: info@andeansummitadventure.com

Reviews

Our guides were the best we could’ve imagined. The hospitality, food, lodging was also all incredible. Thanks for the experience of a lifetime
By Nathan R for acclimatization & Cotopaxi Climb (5.897 m / 19,347 ft) - Alex on 19 Jan, 2022
I was looking to climb the maximum of the highest volcanoes in Ecuador, in order for training and get acclimatization for Everest. I contacted Andean Summits to organise this adventure, and they have set a perfect schedule for the time frame I have indicated. They are extremly professional and know very well all the nuances in climbing in Ecuador. Everything is possible with them, they can adapt the trip to any demands. I was very happy to climb with them. Everything was very well set. The guides are very high experience and know perfectly the mountains. The climbs are possible practically at any weather conditions. If travelling to Ecuador for climbing, I can only recomend to get in touch with Andean Summits to organise any of desired trip. Finally I have climbed all the 9 highest volcanoes of Ecuador ! What an adventure ! Thank you for that wunderful discovery and experience.
By Vassily V for 9 out of Ecuador's BIG 10 on 12 Apr, 2021
We had a terrific trip. The guides were capable, fun and knowledgeable. I would give more stars if I could.
By Tyler S for Cotopaxi Climb (5.897 m / 19,347 ft) on 08 Mar, 2021
The trip we booked included acclimatization and climbing of some of Ecuador's most beautiful mountains. Although my girlfriend did not feel a hundred per cent well, I think that we really enjoyed it. Guiding was very good and the program worked out perfectly fine. It was always possible to do adaptions and get in contact with guides and Elisabeth. We have a few mountains left and will for sure return :).
By Roman M for acclimatization and Cotopaxi (Roman & Karin) on 14 Mar, 2020
Thanks for everything! Great summit, perfect guide! The best :)
By Valerie B for Iliniza Norte (Valerie + friends) on 13 Feb, 2020
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