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PAROFESAnother try but NO again
Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2011


Me and Gavin all the way up. Good weather, i was a little bit slow yet cuz of the damn cold i got, throat still infected...
We passed thru Paso de La Muerte, crossed the snowed (that was supposed to be rocky) field, really dangerous...the fresh snow was going down with me...crazy.
When i got to the canaleta, 4 or 5 minutes after Gavin, there was a 5 person team coming down. So i waited. It wasnt really necessary at THAT place, but they were doing protections...so i waited, waited...i couldnt go up bcuz with their down climbing going on, some rocks and ice and snow were falling down every second, and after 30 or 35 minutes waiting (incredible!) the weather changed. BADLY. Had to come back right away. Gavin summited Norte and i didnt again...
Too bad for me...i blame that group!
Posted Jan 18, 2011 7:13 pm

Boriss AndeanRe: Another try but NO again

Boriss Andean

Well, now you know, those protections were necessary Paulo. Better safe than sorry.

Just in case somebody falls.
Posted Jan 30, 2011 7:25 pm

Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2011


No good...
At the refuge there was some points with 1m of deep snow.
Near the summit there was like 1,2 m of fresh deep snow at some 50 or 55 degrees, too dangerous to insist. Plus, a huge storm came by and everybody went down fast.
Too bad...nobody is reaching its summit so far. The weather here is really crazy...
Gave up 75m below the summit.
Posted Jan 8, 2011 6:02 pm

centrifugePerfect Weather!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 13, 2010


Climbed it in 2 days, using the hut as an acclimation night. Freddy, the hut guardian was amazingly friendly, and we had the hut to ourselves. The route was a blast with lots of snow on the pass up high adding some extra spice to the last bit. We had views every direction, the best climbing weather of our trip!
Posted Dec 25, 2010 10:25 am

rggDusted with snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 8, 2010


Climbed with Rolando as guide.
At the refuge, there was just a little bit of snow, but near the summit it got interesting. The gully just before the summit was filled with powder. However, it was just that, so I wiped it away where I needed to.
Unfortunately, no views from the top.
Posted Dec 13, 2010 5:51 pm

HerbNormal route (La Virgen - Refugio de los Illinizas - Summit)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2010


Started from our tents slightly above "La Virgen", stopped by at the refuge for a tea and continued to the summit.
Unfortunately we had almost no view due to clouds, fog and a little rain along the route. Anyway it was a nice climb and it was the first 5.000m peak for my girlfriend.
Very fast descent via the loose scree.
Posted Nov 23, 2010 10:57 am

Boriss AndeanFast climb!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2010

Boriss Andean

Climbed with 4 guys from Finland. Left the refuge at 6:00 am and got to the summit (5,126 m / 16,818 ft) at 7:45 am.

Back at the refuge at 9:15 am. Excellent weather!
Posted Oct 23, 2010 3:46 pm

Boriss AndeanWindy ridge.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2010

Boriss Andean

Climbed With Susi (ECU) and Jaime (ECU). Very windy on the southeastern ridge. It got better as we climbed higher to the top.

It cleared off once we got to the summit (5,126 m / 16,818 ft). Very nice views of the lower peaks and surroundings.

Susi needed crampons on the way up. Total climbing time: 2:15 hours.
Posted Aug 9, 2010 11:31 am

Boriss AndeanLots of snow!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2010

Boriss Andean

Climbed with Andrea (CAN). It snowed on the approaching to the summit. We had great views once we got to the top (5,126 m / 16,818 ft). Stayed 15 minutes up there and then we headed back to the refuge before another storm hit us.

Alexander (EC), a 12 year old boy came along with us on this climb. Total climbing time: 2 and a half hours.
Posted Jul 16, 2010 6:22 pm

apachedinoCloudy, but fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2010


Easier and cloudier than expected. Got one glorious peak at our future objective...Cotopaxi.
Posted Apr 23, 2010 8:31 pm

ncstNice hike - great views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2010


Best views of my three weeks in Ecuador. I counted thirteen volcanoes around me. Wladimir drove me from his hostal Llovizna - I recommend to stay there - to the trailhead La Virgin. Started hiking at 6am. No snow, some wind at the summit with the cross.
Posted Mar 2, 2010 6:27 pm

Liba Kopeckovagreat hike  Sucess!

Liba Kopeckova

great day, nice weather, pretty fast summit (Boriss predicted around 1 PM, and I was already in Quito taking a shower at that time). Hiked up/scrambled with Segundo (friend of Boriss = High Andean).
Posted Feb 22, 2010 1:11 am

scottmitchNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2010


Climbed with Dustin and Ammon.
Posted Jan 30, 2010 1:16 pm

Ammon HatchHigest yet, more to come  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2010

Ammon Hatch

8 hours round trip from the parking lot. Lots of wind and no views due to clouds. Fun scrambling. The ´5.3´is high 4th class at best and can be soloed by anyone with technical climbing background and comfort with exposure.
Posted Jan 20, 2010 5:05 pm

Boriss AndeanRoute Climbed: Normal Route.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2010

Boriss Andean

Climbed with K'Ashem members from Guatemala (Deysi, Valesca, Alejandro and Ariel). Got to the top after 5 hours of leaving from the trailhead at La Virgen parking lot.

Extremelly windy at the top (5,126 m / 16,818 ft). It was hard to keep ourselves straight.

Got back to the parking lot by the north face in just one hour (6 hours RT from the parking lot).
Posted Jan 19, 2010 4:09 pm

Boriss AndeanRoute Climbed: Normal Route.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2009

Boriss Andean

Probably my last climb of Illiniza Norte of the year. I climbed from La Virgen parking lot with 6 Austrians. Very fast team, we left the trailhead at 5:45 am and got to the summit (5,126 m / 16,818 ft) at 9:45 am, 4 hours!

It snowed all the way up to the summit. I found I huge boulder that felt 3 days before the climb, injuring a guide and his client.

We headed back to the parking lot by the north face. (7 hours RT).
Posted Dec 27, 2009 4:01 pm

Mathias Zehringnormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2006

Mathias Zehring

climbed with a german organized group from La Virgen. The direct descent through scree was fun!
Posted Dec 22, 2009 1:28 am

Boriss AndeanRoute Climbed: Normal Route.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2009

Boriss Andean

Climbed with Coral (USA). Our hike started from La Virgen parking lot at 5:45 am. It rainned during the whole approaching to the refuge.

We started climbing from the refuge at 9:15 am. This time, it snowed during the approaching to the summit. A team from the Mountaineering Club of Caracas (Venezuela) almost kill us. They tried to climb straight up to the summit and threw three big rocks to the climbers below. Luckly nobody got hurt.

Got to the summit (5,126 m / 16,818 ft) after 1 and a half hours of leaving the refuge. A pretty fast climb.. I enjoyed it!

The mountain changed completely in minutes. Thick snow flakes covered Illiniza Norte and the trail.

The Venezuelan Team got lost on their way down from the summit. They got to the refuge just before sunset.

A great climb prior to our Illiniza Sur climb, the next day.
Posted Dec 21, 2009 6:27 pm

Boriss AndeanRoute Climbed: Normal Route.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2009

Boriss Andean

Climbed with 9 french climbers and with Rafael (ECU). Got to the summit after 5 hours of hiking from La Virgen.

Perfect weather. Conditions on the mountain were excellent, no snow at all.
Posted Nov 16, 2009 9:37 am

tb00957normal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2009
There were three climbers descending the Illiniza Sur while we were at the summit. I would like to do that one next time.
Posted Nov 16, 2009 8:43 am

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