Cotopaxi – summit, altitude sickness & location update

The last weekend in August was a marvelous one at Cotopaxi. Very punctual for the season the climate is getting better and conditions were almost perfect. Our base camp this time: Tambopaxi, a very nice and comfortable place in the Cotopaxi National Park. The mountain hut “Refugio José Ribas” is still work in progress. The … More Cotopaxi – summit, altitude sickness & location update

The Pichinchas – great tour from Guagua Pichincha (4.784 m) to Rucu Pichincha (4.696 m)

Quito 05:30 a.m. – break of dawn: we are getting on a 4×4 vehicle and head to Lloa, a small village close to Quito. It takes us about 1 hour to get there, where we are enjoying first great views before continuing our drive up to the mountain hut just below Guagua Pichincha, which takes … More The Pichinchas – great tour from Guagua Pichincha (4.784 m) to Rucu Pichincha (4.696 m)

Cotopaxi – getting ready for the next season

Winter in Ecuador – the number of rainy days rises whereas the number of mountaineers trying to reach the summits of the Ecuadorian Andes drops. It’s the time for recovery from the past season and also time for preparation for the upcoming season. Last week we visited Cotopaxi National Park. The mountain hut Refugio José … More Cotopaxi – getting ready for the next season

andean summit adventure spricht DEUTSCH

Liebe Bergsteiger, Südamerika-Freunde und alle die es werden wollen: andean summit adventure ist jetzt auch auf Deutsch online. Der nächste Urlaub kommt bestimmt! Besuchen Sie uns auf unserer Homepage http://andeansummitadventure.com/de/index.html und lassen Sie sich von unseren Angeboten inspirieren. Die Ecuadorianische Straße der Vulkane hat vieles zu bieten: hohe Berge, wunderschöne Landschaften, beeindruckende Städte, traditionelle Dörfer, … More andean summit adventure spricht DEUTSCH

Ecuador EJERCÍTATE – rock climbing with local kids

The rainy season brings snow to the Ecuadorian mountains, less people come to climb them. We are now in low season, from March until May. Nevertheless, we have many sunny days, which we use of course for training and other activities, living “ECUADOR EJERCÍTATE”. We exercise our clients, ourselves and last week we invited local … More Ecuador EJERCÍTATE – rock climbing with local kids

expedition Peru – June / July 2014 (4 weeks)

Not yet fixed your destination for summer holidays? Dreaming of Cordillera Blanca and its marvellous peaks? andean summit adventure has scheduled an expedition to Peru in June / July 2014. The tour includes the summits of Urus, Ishinca, Tocllaraju, Alpamayo & Huascaran (6.768 m) and is guided by ASEGUIM guides. The total program is considered … More expedition Peru – June / July 2014 (4 weeks)

time to feel the flow and to enlarge your comfort zone

Flow – the secret of happiness, is what Mihály Csíkszentmihályi (psychology professor) described in an interview as: “being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, … your whole being is involved, and you’re using your skills … More time to feel the flow and to enlarge your comfort zone