*We will be spending most of the trip in the mountains outside of populated areas to help protect from potential covid-19 exposure.
Our Mountaineering Skills Course (Dec 15th-23rd) will give you the foundation, skills and the experience necessary to start your mountaineering career. We will travel to Ecuador and train on the slopes of a volcano, then finish our trip with a summit attempt of Cayambe. Once we arrive in Ecuador, the team will meet their guides and begin getting geared up. We will start our trip rock climbing near Quito to help us acclimate. We will travel to Otavlo, visit the market and hike to Mojanda & Fuya Fuya (13,986′). Another acclimatization climb on Illiniza Norte (16,615′) will further prepare us for what lies ahead; two days camping on the glacier and learning skills necessary for a summit attempt of Cayambe (18,996′). This trip includes all in-country travel and lodging. A 3-month membership is included along with personal training to help prepare you for the trip. International airfare, trip & travel insurance, meals in town, and tips are not included. Mountaineering boots, crampons, and ice axes are available for rent in Quito. Trip dates TBD. For more information and a detailed itinerary please contact Logan at LRCC.