Iliniza is a potentially active stratovolcano that consists of two peaks totally covered with snow during the winter season. Climbing the northern peak of the Illinizas is a true adventure that provides the exciting and friendly experience of acclimatizing and preparing the body properly for later climbing higher peaks such as Cayambe, Cotopaxi and even Chimborazo.
This mountain offers a spectacular ascent route over scrub, sand, rock and snow, accessible to beginners and expert climbers. On this acclimatization and skills training climb, our explorers have the opportunity to ascend the North Peak (16,817 ft - 5,126 m), the twin of Iliniza Sur.
ACCLIMATIZATION | TREKKING | CLIMBING
The summit of Iliniza Norte offers incredible panoramic of the glacial lake, the Andean valleys, the Corazón volcano, Rumiñahui, Pasochoa, Cotopaxi and other impressive views of the local villages of Chaupi and Machachi.
- Explore the natural, historical and cultural biodiversity of Ecuador
- Develop snow and rock climbing skills
- Reach the summit of the North Peak of Iliniza Volcano (16,817 ft – 5,126 m)
- A good level of physical condition
- Previous experience in mountain hiking
- No previous climbing experience is required
- Hikes and treks from 7 to 9 hours
- Ascent and descent at altitude
- Each climber carries his personal equipment with the assistance of the staff for the expedition group
Full Day: Summit Iliniza Peak North
At dawn we will begin an ascent of approximately 4 hours through a mixed route of scrubland, sand and rock just before reaching the maximum summit of the north peak Tiopniza (16,817 ft - 5,126 m), where we can appreciate the impressive natural beauty of large volcanoes that coexist with large Andean cities and towns. On the way back we can rest a bit in the refuge of the Ilinizas and then continue to our lodging.
Inclusions: AM Expeditions Leadership (Registered company); Certified Mountain Guides (IFMGA, ASEGUIM | English – Spanish); All logistics and organization of sightseeing; box lunch; technical mountain equipment (helmet, climbing harness, triple action carabiner); private transportation during the trip.
Exclusions:personal equipment; additional meals and drinks in lodges; tips to guides; personal insurance or personal expenses.