A perfect combination: Iliniza Norte (5.126 m) and Ilinza Sur (5.248 m)

Iliniza Norte is one of the most popular acclimatization climbs in Ecuador and his neighboring summit, Iliniza Sur, is a great option when it should get a bit more technical. The small mountain hut “Nuevos Horizontes” serves as a good base in order to summit both of them in just 2 days: Day 1 is … More A perfect combination: Iliniza Norte (5.126 m) and Ilinza Sur (5.248 m)

summit hit rate 2014 – Ecuador’s summits > 5k

2014 was a good year; let’s continue like this in 2015! What did our mountaineers achieve in 2014? 90 times the tour members managed to reach the top, this results in an awesome SUMMIT HIT RATE of 72,58 % (of 124 mountaineers in total). 7 of Ecuador’s highest mountains (higher than 5.000 m) were the … More summit hit rate 2014 – Ecuador’s summits > 5k

Christmas Tour – Sincholagua (rocky 4.873 m) & Antisana (crevassy 5.704 m)

High season is keeping us busy, but yes, there is a small slot for a Christmas Tour for the 2 of us, our targets are Sincholagua and Antisana, 2 of the less visited mountains in Ecuador. We leave Baños very early and head to Cotopaxi National Park, where our tour to Sincholagua shall start. It’s … More Christmas Tour – Sincholagua (rocky 4.873 m) & Antisana (crevassy 5.704 m)

attacking the highest one – Chimborazo 6.310 m

Definitely an ambitious target: climbing Chimborazo, especially due to the situation that still both refugees are closed. For our group it’s clear from the very beginning: only Oliver and Lukas are going to try the summit, Karin will enjoy the beauty of Chimborazo National Park, staying down. 4 days are scheduled: 2 days of additional … More attacking the highest one – Chimborazo 6.310 m

Quito – getting started, acclimatization and culture

Every big journey starts with a first step and so do we. Karin, Oliver and Lukas arrive safely and their target is Chimborazo by end of the month until then, lots of acclimatization, culture, people, food … and FUN! Day one is reserved for a city tour, visiting the main churches and squares, getting started … More Quito – getting started, acclimatization and culture