|Mountain:||Iliniza (5 263 m / 17 267 ft)|
|Activity level:||Easy/ Moderate|
|Elevation:||4 400 m / 14 436 ft|
North Face, Северный Склон
|Type of Climb:||
South America, Ecuador: (Provincia de Pichincha)
4 400m / 14 436 ft
726m / 2 382 ft
10km / 6 miles
15 Nov-28 Feb;
01 Jun-31 Aug;
Difficulty: Easy/ Moderate
Difficulty: Moderate/ Challenging
Difficulty: Easy/ Moderate
Cellular Network: Yes (Accomodation)
Mobile Internet: Yes (Due to the fact of proximity to the capital city and other surrounding cities, cellular network covers the most part of the route.)
To deliver your stuff from the parking lot to the campsite you can use porters or arrange horses. Weather is more stable during the night and in the morning, so climbers usually start climbing at 4 am. Rocks on the southeast ridge are very loose so be extremely careful and always keep an eye on the groups that are above you cause they may accidentally pull on you a rockfall. Put your helmets on when you reach the ridge. The couloir "Pass of Death" sometimes could be icy or snow covered and be difficult to climb. In some cases you may necessary to fix some ropes here.
|Base Camp Elevation:||3 900 m / 12 795 ft|
|Summit Camp Elevation:||Please update|
|Accommodation in Base Camp:||Tents only|
|Accommodation above Base Camp:||Tents only|
|Number of Camps:||Please update|
|Avg. Cost:||500 USD|
|Age Restrictions:||At least 21 years old|
|Soloing:||No, at least 0 people|
|Descent Route:||Another Route -Please update|
|Specify descent time:||4 Hour(s)|
Parking lot "La Virgen"
3 900 m / 12 795 tf
|The parking lot is located at 3900 meters in 9 km of the El Chaupi.|
El Paso de la Muerte (Pass of Death)
5 050 m / 16 568 tf
|Steep scree couloir located on the summit ridge. Sometimes could be covered by ice and snow so you may need to fix some ropes here.|
The route starts from the parking lot "La Virgen", situated at 3900 meters in 9 kilometers from the El Chaupi. The first 3 km go through the alpine meadows on the well-recognized trail. Before getting to the scree ridge you h ave to keep right till the campground located at 4400. The trail can be seen clearly from the base of this ridge, heading north towards the creek.
Wake up early and be on the trail before 5 am. You’ll be hiking diagonally up on very steep loose scree until gaining the north east shoulder of Illiniza North. Once there, the route continues up by steep rocky sections until it joins with the Normal Route right below the summit pyramid, at the last steep gully. The descent route is the same.
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