High Altitude Mountaineering Course offers a tour to Cayambe 18,997 ft., Cotopaxi 19,348 ft. and Chimborazo 20,703 ft. expedition option. Our 14-day High Altitude Mountaineering course allows for the for the opportunity to learning high altitude mountaineering techniques while experiencing great climbing, high mountain huts, big mountains, cloud forests, Andean villages, and the South American culture. We spend two days exploring Quito, the capital at over 9,200 ft., as we begin the acclimatization process.
After a climb through the protected cloud forest preserve of Pasachoa, we head to our first Ecuador Volcano, Cayambe, at 18,997 ft. for a three days of glacier travel and crevasse instruction before attempting the summit. After a day of rest and re supply, we then travel south of Quito and continue our expedition by climbing Volcan' Cotopaxi at 19,348 ft. Our journey continues farther south, feeling fit and acclimatized, for our attempt of Chimborazo 20,703 ft. This expedition is true adventure travel, with big time mountaineering, hiking, exploring,and a great time enjoying the culture.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- Ground transportation
- Hut fees
- Entrance fees
- Group climbing equipment
- Camping/base camp equipment
- Ground support
- Informational support
- Review of climbing techniques
- Experienced American guides.
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Our company is co-owned and co-directed by Tim Keating, CEO and one of the original co-founders of the company. Along with Dave Cressman, our 10 year Shasta operations manager, now President of the company. Established in 1981, we are one of only 3 guide services to operate on Mt. Shasta and one of 8 guides’ services...
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