Compared to the relatively easy neighbouring mountain Iliniza Norte, Iliniza Sur has some tricky parts in rock and ice. After a short walk, before entering the glacier there is a rock wall (difficulty 4 as per UIAA). The glacier is way steeper and there are several crevasses which need to be crossed. The climate on Iliniza Sur is often foggy and humid, the ascent always an adventure.
The tour can be arranged for any day.
starting points & pick up:
Baños, Riobamba, Ambato, Machachi or Quito
You will be picked up in the morning at one of our pick up points. Then we drive up to the parking area La Virgen (approx. 3.950 m / 12,959 ft). There starts the ascent to the small Refuge Nuevos Horizontes (approx. 4.750 m / 15,584 ft), which takes approximately 3 - 4 hours. After an early dinner it is time for rest.
Depending on group size and weather conditions we start the ascent to Iliniza Sur around 3 a.m. First we climb a small rocky part and then we continue on the ramp of the glacier. After 4 - 5 hours you will reach the summit. The descent to the hut and back to the parking area takes another 3 - 5 hours. On the way back you will enjoy lunch in a restaurant and you will get back to the starting point in the afternoon.
our package includes:
- private transportation
- certified ASEGUIM / UIAGM mountain guide
- park entrance fee, climbing permit
- accommodation on refuge
- food & beverage during the tour
- technical climbing equipment
- download checklist for equipment
Prices depend on group size and services included. Please contact us for your individual offer.
Or check our offers for fixed departures.