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Antisana Climbing

Antisana Climbing in 2 days

Antisana is a stratovolcano of the northern Andes, in Ecuador. It is the fourth highest volcano in Ecuador, at 5,753 metres (18,714 ft), and is located 50 kilometres (31 mi) SE of the capital city of Quito.

Antisana presents one of the most challenging technical climbs in the Ecuadorian Andes.

Antisana is Ecuador’s fourth highest mountain. It is pretty remote and offers some of the most interesting climbing in Ecuador. Unlike the other big mountains in Ecuador, Antisana has no refuge: base camp is needed.

The glaciers on Antisana are very active. Their configuration is complex and the glacier is always in process of evolution.

Travel program


Day 1: Quito – Base Camp (15,580ft/4.750m)

Day 2: Antisana Summit (18,891ft/5.758 m) – Quito

Detailed Program

Day 1: Quito – Base Camp (15,580ft/4.750m)
We will leave from Quito (9,186ft/2.800m) early in the morning and drive east for about 3 hours through the Andean highlands until we get to Laguna Santa Lucia (14,118ft/4.300m). Depending on the road conditions, we will drive up the highest we can for another 30 or more minutes to the end of the road. Once there, we will put our backpacks on and continue for an hour up to the base camp (15,580ft/4.750m) located right below the glacier. We will use the rest of the day to relax and hang out around until dinner, which will be served by late afternoon (BL/D)

Day 2: Antisana Summit (18,891ft/5.758 m) – Quito
We will wake up at midnight and depart to the top (18,891ft/5.758 m) around 1 am after a light breakfast. The climb will take us about 6 to 8 hours. The first part is about an hour hike to the glacier, where we put the crampons on and start the glacier ascent. Once at the summit we will take our time for pictures of the crater and surroundings and then we will head back to the base camp in 2 to 3 hours. At the base camp we will rest, pack our belongings, have something to eat, drink and go down to the car, from where we return back to Quito (B/BL)

What's Included

Services included in the prices:
  • Superior service
  • A registered and fully licensed Tour Operator
  • Technical mountain equipment (crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet)
  • Private transportation to the whole tour
  • Professional ASEGUIM mountain guide (ratio 2 climbers -1 guide)
  • Meals on the mountain as mentioned above (B: Breakfast; BL: Box Lunch; D: Dinner)
  • Accommodation in double tents in the Antisana
  • Antisana entrance fee, and permit registration

Not included:
  • Personal mountain gear (warm cloths, sleeping bags, sun glasses, head lamp, etc.)
  • Tips
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Other non-specified expenses

Prices & Dates

In Ecuador you can Climb all year, but these are the seasons

High Season: June to August / December to January
Low season: February to May / September to November

Ecuador is a fantastic destination that offers plenty of options for travel lovers. Galápagos and amazon Jungle are part of this amazing land.

Difficulty: Demanding
Dates & Prices: To be determined / Contact us!
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Trip-code: Number ►Ec-1981
Duration: 2 days
Participants: Minimal: 2 Maximal: 12
Country / Location: Ecuador
Mountain Guide: Fernando Iza
Other dates / additional info: Contact us!

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