The sight of snow-capped pinnacles along the "Avenue of the Volcanoes" piercing clear blue skies, cannot help but tempt climbers of all levels. In the northern part of Ecuador, over 200 volcanic elevations are symmetrically aligned atop the Andes ranges, most of them are easily accessible within hours from Quito. Over ten mountains are covered year round with glaciers and their altitudes are above 5000 meters.
Professional mountain guides can be provided to climb to the summits of the Chimborazo and Carihuayrazo, along with naturalist guides for high mountain and wasteland excursions in the mountains areas and in the páramo. Also porters and guide assistants professionally trained in mountain climbing, placing of fixed ropes and in all prevention and rescue techniques accompany the mountain climbing clients to the summits and they can return with those who do not feel able to continue with the climb.
The refuge has fixed and fastening cords; ice, rock and snow clamps, sledge hammers and complete oxygen equipment to use for emergencies.
Crampons, ice-axes, harnesses, mountain boots and other accessories.
Trekking in the Andean highlands offers an adventure, nature and culture packed experience, which will immerse you in the fabulous Ecuadorian culture while providing extensive coverage of some of the country's most interesting trekking destinations.
Expeditions can be tailored to a variety of tastes. Among those offered are expeditions to the Sangay National Park to climb Ecuador's most active volcano "El Reventador" and expeditions to other mountains in the area like the Altar with its 9 peaks and green colored crater lake.
Special expeditions can also be arranged to observe the flora and fauna in the various ecological environments at different altitudes of Ecuador.