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Climbing

Climbing is a solitary discipline in which there are no rivals who compete, and is descended from the mountain to climb through a rock using only hands and feet, or using equipment and resources created for this sport. There are three types of climbing: classic, sports and ice, the former focuses on harnessing the natural formations of rock, the second is done on walls that have been previously appointed for that purpose, and climbing on ice or snow hard, takes place in snowy, frozen waterfalls, volcanoes, and because of its difficulty and danger requires the use of additional special equipment like crampons.

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  • Difficulty:From easy to very difficult (1-9)
  • Altitude:Undefined
  • Travel:Undefined
  • Minimum age:None
  • Duration:Undefined
  • Season:All year
  • Equipment used:- Grampones
  •   - Mountain boots
  •   - Harness
  •  - Piolet
  •   - Leggings
  •   - Rope
  •   - Tiza

 

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Climbing in Ecuador

Climbing is an activity which requires caution, because a small misstep can mean a big drop, considering that life literally hangs by a rope, self confidence and their movements is a requirement indispede a good climber.

The sport requires a lot of discipline and perseverance, the movements must be precise because a misstep can be a real setback on the road.

To have a good level, you have to train several days a week in order to maintain excellent physical condition based on power and endurance.

The Ecuadorian Andes presents a number of mountains and volcanoes ideal for climbing.

Cotopaxi, Tungurahua, Chimborazo and Cayambe volcanoes are some of the most visited by those who wish to practice ice climbing.

It is highly recommended to hire local guides who are perfectly familiar with those routes, para3. and avoid problems and accidents.

If you are a more experienced climber, our country can access the snow with a higher level of complexity for the ascent, as the Antisana, Altar and Iliniza.

If you are looking for a sport that combines action, emotion and thought, there's nothing like climbing, a discipline that allows at the same time the physical and mental self.

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