COTOPAXI

2.0

THE TRIP

  • You will make your summit attempt in two rope teams. 2:3 guides to client ratio.

  • It is a two days trip with a mountain refuge as a food, rest and logistics base.

  • You will receive guidance to either buy or rent the right gear you are missing for the challenge.

ITINERARY

DAY 1

Set off to a landscape of mountains inside Cotopaxi National Park as you hike to Jose Rivas Refuge 4860m, after check-in and catching up your breath dinner will be served, your guide will help you sort your gear before early bed time.

DAY 2

Leave camp at 01:00 and ascend the glacier, crossing crevasses and snow bridges, before reaching the final slope to the summit - a challenging section of snow set at a 40-degree angle. Gain the summit and peer closer to the edge of the crater , 800 metres in diameter and still emitting steam and gases. Absorb the panoramic views of the Andes, claimed by many to be one of the best in the world and when ready, descend back down the glacier and return to Quito where your Andean adventure will come to an end.

Cotopaxi-129.jpg

INCLUDED

  • Expert guides (Wilderness First Responder certified)

  • One night on Jose Rivas Refuge (upon availability)

  • Dinner and Breakfast.

  • Personal gear:

    • Harness​

    • Helmet

    • Headlamp

    • Sleeping Bag

    • Sleeping Pad

    • Gaiters

  • Group gear:

    • All climbing gear required​

 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Lunch first day

  • Transportation

  • Travel Insurance

  • Personal gear:

    • Crampons​

    • Mountain Boots

    • Piolet

  • Gratuities

ADDITIONAL INFO

WHAT TO BRING

The right gear will make a difference between having a pleasant challenging adventure and feeling like you just survived the apocalypse.

The environment in the mountains can get cold and windy, wise words say there is no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong gear.

  • Attack backpack 20L

  • Bottom Layers (3)

  • Upper Layers (3)

  • Balaclava/buff

  • Insulation hard shell gloves/Mittens

  • Rigid mountaineering boots

  • Crampons

  • Ice axe

  • Sunglasses/goggles 

  • Personal water bottle 500ml/1L.

pexels-mat-reding-4385848_edited_edited.

PRICING

$286 USD

HAVE QUESTIONS?

I'd love to hear from you