2-Day Climbing Volcanoes
Sun and Snow offers ascents to the most outstanding mountains above 5000 m. in an independent way. All of them can be climbed in two days using Quito as a starting point, but alternatively you could start from any other city near the mountain to be climbed.
Every single of these mountains have their own characteristics and you should always remember important factors such as:
Remember that each of the mountains offered below is a challenge on its own.
Chimborazo - 6310 m. / 20,700 ft.
Cotopaxi - 5897 m. / 19,342 ft.
Cayambe - 5790 m. / 18,991 ft.
Antisana - 5704 m. / 18,714 ft.
South Iliniza - 5248 m. / 17,218 ft.
North Iliniza - 5126 m. / 16,818 ft.
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Good introduction to high altitude mountaineering in the Andes
Ideal for climbers with limited time
Guide ratio of 1:2 on Cotopaxi and Chimborazo
Certified guides with local and international experience
Suitable to any level of experience
5 summits in a short period of time
All meals while in the mountain.
Professional-bilingual Mountain guide ASEGUIM/UIAGM.
Meals in cities.
Personal hiking gear.
Accommodations in cities.
Our trekking activities and mountaineering programs are rated in two major aspects: physical and technical.
For both of them we divide into four levels: easy, moderate, intermediate and strenuous.
The levels are assigned depending on the number of walking hours, elevation gain and the technical terrain on the mountain and walking area.
The hiker should cover up to four hours of walking on a marked and easy trail with few slopes up to 35 degrees. Technical equipment is not required. The hiker must be in good physical condition.
Hikes usually extend from four to six hours on a path at times not well marked with one or two delicate steps where a safety rope will be necessary. It is mandatory very good physical condition.
This case generally applies to our mountaineering trips where the effective walking hours exceed six and can be extended up to nine hours round trip. Technically speaking, these activities generally occur in areas covered with snow and glacier where technical mountaineering equipment is mandatory.
Refers to the longest mountain routes and physically more demanding but not necessarily the most technical. The total number of hiking hours exceeds nine and can reach up to twelve between climbing to the summit and returning to the mountain hut or camp. It is also necessary use ropes, crampons, ice axes, ice screws, etc.
Rainiest Months: April and May.
If you are looking for a different trip, we would love to help you creating a plan that meets your requirements. Please do not hesitate to ask. For more information contact us at: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Large size backpack
Day pack (hiking)
Comfortable hiking shoes
12 point crampons
1 locking carabiner
3 regular carabiners
Sunscreen (50 or more protection factor)
Plastic water bottle
Wind and snow shell-type parka
Light to medium weight insulated parka (down or synthetic)
Wool sweater or fleece jacket
Wool or fleece cap
Headlamp (and spare batteries)
PERSONAL first aid kit and personal medication