Volcanoes of Ecuador Testimonials

Our guides were excellent at making sure I got on track for acclimatization despite arriving an entire 24 hours late due to a flight delay. They were patient teachers, and gave us great motivation as we moved up the mountains. On Chimborazo, they were very relaxed and confidence inspiring. I’m not sure we would have made it to the summit on time without their steady pace and determination.

2020 Climber

I had such a wonderful time! Jose Luis is a beyond excellent guide — kind, so knowledgeable, very easy to get along with. The other guides were also amazing. All the accommodations were wonderful. The trip was extremely well laid out.

2020 Climber

All of the lodging was lovely in different ways. My favorite was probably Tambopaxi lodge due to the wild animals, but I enjoyed each unique experience along the way. The porters were fast and helpful and beat us to/from camp each time. Our cook was very helpful and made us an unexpected hot meal of quinoa soup with fresh cheese and avocado before bed. The hot springs were also a great way to kick off the trip. The program was “mountaineering luxury” that let us rest up, enjoy our vacation, and keep the suffering limited to the climbs. We also got to see a lot of culture and have a bit of free time as we traveled the highlands.

2020 Climber

Amazing! The lodging, bus, food, scenery, hosts, and guides were of the highest quality. Every aspect overdelivered. Many of our hosts, drivers, porters were warm and friendly. The accommodations were beautiful and comfortable. Even Stubel camp was comfortable and the soup was delicious with fresh ingredients (totally unexpected)!

2020 Climber

Beyond what I imagined. The lodges were all unique and so much history. It was amazing to experience all of it.

2020 Climber

The people and the guides were absolutely awesome. I can’t say enough about the guides. They were the highest caliber I have ever climbed with. They did the best glacier and crevasse rescue overview I have done since my initial course. They showed patience and worked with everyone to help them understand techniques in the ways that made sense to them.

2020 Climber

Well organized with a strong focus on taking care of the client while on climbs as well as ensuring the client has everything they need when not on a climb. This was our first time climbing with AAI and this climb, and it was pretty luxurious!

2019 Climber

I definitely enjoyed this expedition. The guides were friendly and top-notch, the logistics were smooth, the country is beautiful, the accommodations were very nice, and the climbing was fun!

2019 Climber

Yes, I did enjoy the trip. It was everything I hoped it would be. The quality of the experience was exceptional.

2019 Climber

Definitely enjoyed the expedition and everyone involved. This was our first time climbing with Alpine Ascents. Everything was well organized and accommodations far exceeded expectations.

2019 Climber

Volcanoes of Ecuador BLOG

  • Ask A Guide: Top 4 Questions About Climbing in Ecuador

    Here are the top 4 questions our guides are asked, and their answers. Submission by AAI guide Juliana Garcia. What is it like to climb so close to the equator? Ecuador is the only country on the equator that has glaciers over 20,000 feet, though it is hard to imagine what that might feel like. […]

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