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Cloud OceanGreat scrambling!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2014

Cloud Ocean

Left the refuge at 7:45 with light cloud cover and moderate winds. Reached the summit at 8:55 a.m. - fast and enjoyable scrambling! Back in the refuge at 9:30 a.m. after descending by the wide scree slope below the summit. The route felt like easy class 3 the entire way up, but with some considerable exposure around Paso de la Muerte. Climbed unroped with Ecuadorian guide Pato.
Posted Jan 30, 2014 2:00 pm

scgrantIlliniza Norte  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2014

scgrant

Spent the night at the Nuevos Horizontes refuge hut on Jan 2 and summited the next day. Fun scramble and killer views of Illinza Sur, Cotopaxi, and Chimborazo.
Posted Jan 29, 2014 9:58 pm

Bluebell08Normal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 18, 2013

Bluebell08

From the climber's hut, a very nice hike and scramble up the ridge. Some mist and low clouds and thus not much of a view but a few sun spots at times. Great views of Sur at the start. Shortcut back to the hut on a dirt trail to the right of the ridge on the way back. First party up to summit with early start, several others followed that day.
Posted Jan 5, 2014 11:32 am

VivyenneFailed attempt No. 2
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2013

Vivyenne

Second failed attempt on Iliniza Norte; first time (cerca Nov 2012) via the normal route (La Virgen up the ridge to the refugio) abandoned because of an electrical storm about 10 mins below the summit (after the caneleta). We bailed and shortly after a group of about 20 Swiss bailed as well, our hiking poles were vibrating. This time we ascended via the "arenal", the last bit with very strong and icy winds, in fact strong enough that we bailed also shortly before the summit because the final push would have been too dangerous. Un dia será...
Posted Dec 12, 2013 9:27 pm

luciebAmazing!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2013

lucieb

Thoroughly enjoyed this mountain and the route to the norte summit. Climb was varied with some scrambling in places and though I wasn't, some of our group were roped to the guides. Very narrow summit so didn't stay up there for too long!
Posted Nov 27, 2013 11:35 am

Bkoziol3always ascending  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 3, 2013

Bkoziol3

topped out on a Wednesday and got a new altitude record for myself. The route was easy enough, and even though we had a guide with us, this peak can be obtained without one. Only if you are comfortable with route finding and have studied the map and know the route.
Posted Jul 9, 2013 9:35 pm

damgaardBuzzing rocks ...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2013

damgaard

Drove from Quito early in the morning and didn't start until 7:40. Started out in nice weather, but at the refugio clouds had come rolling in. We decided to continue, but weather kept deteriorating and we heard some distant thunder. Next up was a hailstorm. The fastest way down was to continue to the scree, so we pressed on. At the exit it was just 5 min to the top, so we decided to go there anyway. Maybe a bad choice, because the camera was electric, I got an electric shock from my poles and the rocks were buzzing. Not cool! We razed down from the mountain and didn't pause until 200-300 m down the scree. An "interesting" first 5.000 for me.
Posted May 4, 2013 11:29 am

dielotrSunday Climb w/USFQ  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2013
Climbed from near parking area to refuge (2 hours), then 2 more hours to summit. Cloudy from refuge and up, but no snow on route. Great views of Cotopaxi and Iliniza Sur.

Fun scramble on last 80 feet to summit. Arenal on the way down.
Posted Apr 16, 2013 9:55 pm

Garon CorizBirthday Weekend Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2013

Garon Coriz

Sebastian and I slept in El Chaupi at a hostel Friday night. Started the hike late due to confusion with regulations at the park entrance so we got to the refuge at 11 am where I dropped off my gear for Sur. We made it to the summit by 12:45, had a nap on the summit, and returned to the refuge. There was hardly any snow until later that night long after everyone had left the mountain.
Posted Mar 12, 2013 5:41 pm

JakeWith Pedro   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2013

Jake

We started at 9am from the Refugio. There was exceptionally much of snow but we didn't use the crampons. Really great route and amazing views.
Posted Jan 25, 2013 4:12 pm

flowIlliniza Norte, 5.116m  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 14, 2012

flow

13.12.2012: Parqueadero La Virgen 3.950m - Refugio Nuevos Horizontes 4.750m
14.12.2012: Refugio - Summit
Posted Jan 16, 2013 1:36 am

sunshineWow.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2011
A bit more technical than anticipated. Falling rock. Felt very exposed in some areas near the summit! Had a wonderful time though and I'm so glad we did it.

Could not believe the staff person at the hut left the gas going all night - it gave everyone headaches and unnecessarily flustered us as we were already trying to deal with the elevation.
Posted Jan 1, 2013 8:07 pm

slychels04I loved this experience  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2012

slychels04

This was an excellent climb for me. I hiked up to the refuge and spent the night. The refuge was very comfortable considering you are over 15,000 ft! I did notice mold on the walls in my photos! Something that is hard to see by candle light! I would use a helmet for the route as there could be falling rock. My husband completed the regular route without a rope, but I was roped to our guide. It was the highlight of my trip to Ecuador as we only made it up to 17,500 ft on Cotopaxi.
Posted Jan 1, 2013 11:23 am

SirburtmundGreat climb  Sucess!

Sirburtmund

Great climb, all rock. The summit is tricky with huge boulders. Our guide almost fell off!
Posted Dec 24, 2012 12:42 pm

ajaysomaniNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2012

ajaysomani

It was a good couple of hours of scrambling from the hut. Paso de la muerte was a little bit scary with some snow thrown in and the visibility was bad. Descended using the scree slope which was great :)
Posted Nov 29, 2012 3:27 pm

attimountScramble   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2012

attimount

After Sur we went for scrambling Norte.The route is pretty easy and even the Paso de la Muerte did not seemed dificulte. Grat view of Sur route from the top.
Posted Nov 25, 2012 5:56 pm

jm141302Long day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2012

jm141302

Started at 3500m about 1-2 km past El Chaupi and followed the river through the trees and went north around the smaller rocky hill at the eastern foot of Norte. From there, we went straight up the sand and met the scree/sand route where it turns uphill. There was some snow, but only in the shadows. We had a beautifully clear morning but got covered in clouds halfway up the sandy slope at around 11:00. No rain or snow. Returned via the scree/sand route and back down the road to where we started. 11 hours total. We had a bit of a run in with the ranger because of the new 5000m rule. We had to convince him that we were just going to the refuge and no farther.
Posted Nov 19, 2012 12:49 pm

paulparkieCouldn't see a damn thing  Sucess!

paulparkie

Cold, windy and cloudy. Paso de La Muerte was the only sketchy bit I remember - but there was snow, so it wasn't too bad.
Posted Nov 12, 2012 4:52 pm

ajberryNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2010

ajberry

My second time up. Thank god for early morning clear skies...
Posted Oct 27, 2012 5:56 pm

HomestarhikerA day well spent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2012

Homestarhiker

I climbed via the normal route with a few members of a local mountaineering club. There was some ice in places, but we had pretty good conditions overall and the route was easier than I expected it would be.
Posted Sep 4, 2012 8:20 pm

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