The volcano Illinizas South (5250m / 17224ft) is the sixth highest mountain in the country. It is located 55km (34 miles) southwest of Quito.
The southern peak is deglaciating. This caused by global warming and it is affecting its ice condition. Thus the southern peak is now reserved for experienced ice climbers. Hence expertise in ice techniques is required for this climb. The southern peak suggests several challenging and demanding routes. This 2-day climb starts at night from the refuge Nuevos Horizontes at an altitude of 4670m (15321ft). We offer a professional bilingual guide, mountain base support/rescue, equipment and transportation.