Antisana 5704 m

ECU-33a / 7-day trip extension / Grade: PD

Antisana 5704 m

The Antisana volcano is the 4th highest mountain in Ecuador and by far the least climbed of the mayor summits. The volcano has four summits on the crater rim and quite big glaciers. First climbed in 1880 by British mountaineer Edward Whymper and the Swiss Carrels brothers, it has always had a reputation for being difficult and dangerous. The truth is that nowadays, it is neither. Antisana is indeed the most difficult of the highest volcanoes, due to the challenging route and the unstable weather conditions that hit the mountain most of the year. It is a demanding climb that requires a good fitness level, sufficient acclimatization and a lot of determination. It is a really fun climb and very rewarding, advisable for those looking for a less crowded peak and lots of good experiences!


Day 1 Climb: Pasocha volcano (4164 m)
Day 2 Climb: Guagua-Pichincha volcano (4794 m)
Day 3 Ilinizas – Nuevos Horizontes hut (4677 m)
Day 4 Climb: North Iliniza volcano (5126 m)
Day 5 Rest day – Quito or Papallacta (2800/3300 m)
Day 6 Antisana’s high camp (4500 m)
Day 7 Climb: Antisana volcano (5704 m)
Tags: Ecuador, Volcanoes, Iliniza, Antisana, PD grade, North Iliniza, Guagua Pichincha