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Climbing Cayambe» is a massive extinct volcano, located about 30 km north east of Quito. It is the third highest elevation in Ecuador and also granted the distinction of being the highest mountain in the world crossed by the equator.
Cayambe can be climbed all year round, although from June to December it is said to be the driest months.
Day 1 – Cayambe village
Depart from Quito north east direction towards Cayambe village. On our way we have the possibility to stop at the small monument of the Equator line. Thereafter, we will drive uphill along a muddy road which proposes a challenge for the driver until we reach the refuge (4600 mt).
Day 2 – Summit
Midnight wake up. After a light eating and drinking we will climb up to the edge of the glacier, and by following the standard route and after fording some easy crevasses we will reach the summit in about 6 hours.