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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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September 14, 2015

Where Can We Go When the Volcano Blow?

So what do you do when one of your favorite mountains starts to erupt? First of all you run away. Quickly. Secondly, you use another volcano! Recently we have fielded many inquiries regarding whether climbing is possible in Ecuador since Cotopaxi started being more active. Ecuador has been blessed with numerous big mountains and we have a long history with all of them. For the foreseeable future we will be shifting our Cotopaxi climbs to Cayambe, Illiniza and Antisana.

 

 

View from Cayambe. Cotopaxi is visible in the center distance. Ossy Freire photo

We have a group in Ecuador right now climbing the last of four summits on their expedition.  Conditions on Cayambe and Illiniza are outstanding and the climbing is great.  Clearly they are very disappointed by not being able to climb Cotopaxi…

Group photo on Cayambe. Ossy Freire photo

Cayambe summit! Ossy Freire photo

Into Illiniza Norte. Ossy Freire photo

The team works their way up Illiniza Norte. Ossy Freire photo

On the summit of Illiniza Norte. Ossy Freire photo

Climbing season is just beginning in Ecuador and conditions are great. Turns out the eruption of Cotopaxi doesn’t limit the climbing options but in fact focuses attention on the other outstanding mountains of Ecuador. Join us this fall and winter playing in this amazing South American Alpine playground!

Great conditions on Cayambe! Ossy Freire photo