Tag: Volcanoes of Ecuador

Ecuador Climb 2019 – TEAM “TRES PELOTAS” SUMMITS COTOPAXI!

Hello everyone! Happy to announce that all team members summited Cotopaxi (5,897 m/19,347 ft). Big congrats to the team! The weather was fantastic. Bluebird skies and amazing views of the big Ecuadorian volcanoes including Chimborazo, Cayambe, Antisana, Illinizas, Altar, Tungurahua, etc. The view of the Cotopaxi crater was impressive. According to the climbers the route […]

Ecuador Climb 2019 – TEAM “TRES PELOTAS” ATTEMPTS CAYAMBE

Hi folks! The team attempted Cayambe but had to turn around due to avy danger at 16,800 feet. They are in good spirits and highly motivated to attempt Cotopaxi in a couple of days. They are all doing well and send their best to family and friends. Please find below a note about the team […]

Ecuador Climb 2019 – TEAM REVIEWS SKILLS ON CAYAMBE

Hi everyone! Today, the team traveled by four-wheel drive up to the Cayambe Hut (4,658 m/15,282 ft).Then, they hiked and scrambled for an hour up to the Cayambe glacier (4,898 m/16,070 ft) for a climbing skills review and to acclimate. Tomorrow, they will move up to the Cayambe hut to prepare for the climb. They […]

2019-20 WINTER CLIMBING SEASON IN ECUADOR BEGINS!

Hello family and friends. The first Alpine Ascents team has arrived to Ecuador. It is a group of three climbers: Paul from Australia, Todd and Jon from the United States. They are all in good spirits and eager to set foot on the big Ecuadorian volcanoes. Yesterday, they visited the beautiful Colonial District of Quito […]

Ecuador 2019 – TEAM “NEON BANANA” TRAVELS TO COTOPAXI

Hi everyone! Today was a day with several highlights during the journey to the Cotopaxi province. We visited the Otavalo indigenous market and the Middle of the World. When nearing our final destination, we could enjoy a spectacular view of the Cotopaxi volcano. It was really impressive! We are staying at a beautiful colonial Hacienda […]

Ecuador 2019 – TEAM “NEON BANANA” REVIEWS GLACIER SKILLS ON CAYAMBE

Hi everyone! Dave, David and Rob came up with a name for the team at breakfast time after an unexpected bright apparition. Then, they traveled by 4 wheel-drive up to the Cayambe Hut. From the hut, they hiked up to the beginning of the glacier to review skills and to further acclimate. The weather cooperated: […]

Ecuador 2019 – FANTASTIC WEATHER DURING SECOND ACLIMATION HIKE

Hello family and friends! The team woke up to awesome views of Antisana, the fourth highest mountain in Ecuador. They hiked to Parcacocha lake (13,350 ft) enjoying beautiful landscapes along the way. The round trip took them 5 hours. They are all adjusting to the altitude very well. They are back to the hot springs […]

THE 2019 SUMMER CLIMBING SEASON IN ECUADOR BEGINS!

Hi everyone! The first Alpine Ascents team of the climbing season in Ecuador has arrived to this beautiful Andean country. We want to welcome to Dave, Rob and David. They visited the Colonial District of the Ecuadorian capital city Quito yesterday and this morning hiked (and scrambled) to the summit of Ruco Pichincha. It took […]

Ecuador Team 5 “FUEGO” SUMMITS CHIMBORAZO!

Hi everyone! The team had a fantastic climb on Chimborazo, the highest mountain in Ecuador! The weather was beautiful. According to our guiding team: “It does not get any better than this”. The night was windless and starry, the snow conditions were good. The sunrise was unforgettable and the morning enjoyable. The Stubel glacier variation […]

Ecuador Team 5 “FUEGO” Attempts Cotopaxi

Hello family and friends! The team attempted Cotopaxi last night. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate this time. The climbers were going strong, feeling well acclimated, braved the wind up to about 5.500 meters / 18.000 feet but since their technical clothing and climbing gear was getting covered with a thick armor of ice and […]

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