Here are some pictures from a trip to Ecuador with
Alpine Ascents International
in November/December 2010.
Full gallery (101 pictures).
Sat 27 Nov
La Mitad del Mundo and Museo Inti Ņan.
Sun 28 Nov
Census day. Evening visit to Old Town Quito.
Mon 29 Nov
Cable car. Ruco Pichincha (4698m) acclimatization hike.
Tue 30 Nov
Las Termas de Papallacta. Acclimatization hike to ridge.
Wed 01 Dec
Drive to Antisana base camp. Afternoon acclimatization hike.
Thu 02 Dec
Fri 03 Dec
Prepare for climb.
Sat 04 Dec
Climb Antisana (5758m). Aborted at 06:30 (5400m) due to no straighforward route on the glacier. Start 23:52 (Friday). Finish 09:30.
Sun 05 Dec
Chilcabamba lodge. Drive to Cotopaxi National Park.
Mon 06 Dec
Drive then walk to Jose Ribas Refuge (4800m).
Tue 07 Dec
Climb Cotopaxi (5896m). Start 01:00. Summit 07:00. Finish 10:00.
Wed 08 Dec
La Cienega Hostelry. Hacienda San Agustin de Callo. Chimborazo Basecamp lodge.
Thu 09 Dec
Drive to Carrel hut (4862m). Walk to Whymper refuge (5047m).
Fri 10 Dec
Climb Chimborazo (6268m). Start 0:00. Summit 06:45. Finish 09:45.
Sat 11 Dec
Drive along the Avenue of the Volcanoes back to Quito.