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Illiniza Sur is an alpine snow/ice climb in an excellent setting. It neighboors the nearby Illiniza North, a much easier and less technical climb.
Fly to Quito, the capital city of Ecuador. From there or in advance it is easy to arrange transport using various outfitters or guide services.
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Normal Route AI3-4 Steep Snow South America : Ecuador : Illiniza Sur
Follow the moraine above the glacier until you are beyond the La Rampa Coulior and then drop right on to the glacier. Traverse right and then head up to reach a point to the right of a rock outcrop and head up. In dry conditions, this can be hard ice-gravel at 45 degrees. The slope slackens above and trends right-ward to a rightward traverse that brings you to a large crevasse. Depending on conditions, either cross the crevasse to the right on a snow bridge or cut back left into it and then clim...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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