Alpine & Expedition Training – Ecuador

Ecuador | Grade: Intro level | 13 Mountain Days

This very special training course combines the opportunity to learn expedition skills in combination with climb wonderful snowcapped peaks with sufficient rest days to absorb the culture and visit the colourful Indian market in Otavalo.
Lying at the northern tip of the Andean Chain, Ecuador is an astonishingly beautiful country that has some of the highest volcanoes in the world. Our training course will climax with an ascent of Cayambe (5790m) where you will be astounded at the unusual volcanic rock landscapes combined with spectacular glacial scenery.

The course is ideal for regular mountain walkers or climbers who want to broaden their experience under the guidance of our expert leaders and instructors. No technical skills are required but you will need a good level of fitness. For this trip we have achieved a fully inclusive cost for two weeks that is roughly equivalent to many one week courses in the European Alps! The courses cover:

  • Use of Ice Axe and Crampons
  • Glacial Travel
  • Crevasse Rescue
  • Travelling on fixed lines
  • Rappelling/Abseiling
  • Local Culture
  • Building High Altitude Camps
  • Food issues at altitude
  • Cooking and Boiling Water at high Altitude
  • Medical & Health issues
  • Equipment for high altitude
  • Mountain Weather
  • AMS – Acute mountain sickness
  • Avalanche awareness & snow conditions

It is vitally important that you have adequate travel insurance for your trip with Adventure Peaks. We recognise the complexity and variety of choice in the insurance market and know that many of you either have your own preferred insurer or have annual multi trip cover in place already. If this is the case, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your Adventure Peaks itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken.

Adventure Peaks do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is a requirement of our booking conditions that you have travel insurance which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday. Cover must include emergency medical, helicopter evacuation, repatriation and rescue expenses.

It is strongly recommended that suitable cancellation insurance is purchased at the time of booking as all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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Expeditions or Treks

Treks only:

  • nstruction/guiding (13 mountain days)
  • International flights from London (Flight inclusive package)
  • A British expedition team leader. (Small groups may use a local leader.)
  • Permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to the Local Authorities in connection with the expedition.
  • Transfers to and from the in-country airport if flights booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Food, fuel and cooking equipment whilst on the mountain.
  • Hotel and other accommodation on as detailed on the trip dossier .)
  • All tents and other communal equipment necessary for the climb.
  • Medical safety equipment and supplies.
  • 90 – 120 litre kit bag for expedition members for UK based clients. A logoed top will be substituted for all clients residing outside of the UK and for returning clients
  • 24 hour back up and support from UK staff
  • 15% discount off the RRP on equipment and clothing purchased from Adventure Peaks shop
  • Travel to and from UK airport
  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment.
  • Personal insurance, visas if applicable, departure tax and inoculations.
  • Transfers to and from the in-country airport if flights NOT booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Drinks and hotel or guest house meals, unless specified.
  • Personal medical supplies and personal use of communication equipment if supplied.
  • Excess baggage.
  • Tips for porters and local guides.
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early.
  • Costs associated with you leaving an expedition early.
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances.


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