Illiniza Norte (Iliniza Norte) Climber's Log
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|ericd||A Snowy Ridge |
Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2008
|3hrs & 2,300' to base camp refuge. Spent the night at 15,200' ...sleeping was interesting. 6am departure up saddle, along ridgeline, and through "Pass of Death". 1,700' elevation gain and 3 hours later saw the iron cross on summit!|
|Posted Jan 16, 2008 4:15 pm|
|lefty||North Face Route |
Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2008
|I heavy snow fall the night before made this a better choice for a day hike than the normal route. This route bypasses the Pass of Death and had a nice snow climb near the top.|
|Posted Jan 16, 2008 12:58 am|
|Boriss Andean||Route Climbed: Normal Route. |
Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2001
|Can't remember how many times I've been on its summit but this is one of them. |
Climbed it with Markus (Austria) and Bart (Holland). Easy hike and scrambling to the summit. Perfect day and views of the other mountains and volcanoes.
Illiniza Norte. 5,126 m. (16,818 ft).
|Posted Sep 26, 2007 11:54 pm|
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2006
|Great views of Sur and Cotopaxi.|
|Posted Aug 20, 2007 7:01 pm|
|Haliku||Normal Route |
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2007
|Some snow made for an interesting climb. Nothing too major as we didn´t need an axe. Great views of Sur and Cotopaxi. Climbed with Bill562 and Axe. Take a tent instead of staying in the hut. Unless you like the smell of kerosene....|
|Posted Jul 10, 2007 9:08 pm|
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2007
|Climbed with Haliku and Tim (Axe). Hut is a bit dirty and smells of kerosene, but the climb was enjoyable and weather great. Only one other party at the hut the night we were there, but crowds were arriving as we were hiking back ...|
|Posted Jul 10, 2007 8:10 pm|
|oo09nj76t5||Acclimatization Run |
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2006
|Interesting climb in the rain and fog. Probably should have turned around. Didn't. Almost paid for it. Learned.|
|Posted May 10, 2007 2:25 am|
|Jessica L||This isn't waterproof! |
Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2006
|The route was fun, but the weather was not. It was much colder than I expected with constant rain/sleet and about 10' of visibility. The conditions made it difficult to descend and my guide and I roped up. I also confirmed that my waterproof jacket is, at best, "drizzle-proof"|
|Posted Apr 14, 2007 11:58 pm|
|marauders||Standard Route: Jan 10, 2007 |
Date Climbed: Jan 10, 2007
|Snowed two inches overnight which made the more exposed sections of the rock scramble a bit interesting, but overall is was easy terrain and a fun rock scramble with beautiful views. No rope necessary on the 5.3 section. I found the climbing to be a bit easier than what I think of as 5.3. We downclimbed the same section with no rope. Sunny in the morning, clouds rolled in around 10am. The hike to the hut, and the night at the hut, was the crux for me. The approach hike goes on forever and the hut is small, dirty, musty and dark. Get there early to the hut or you'll get stuck sleeping on this nasty loft with no leg room. I learned the hard way! What a night!|
We didn't take a guide on this mountain, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend that decision with the snow we encountered. The traverse onto the north face and the subsequent 5.3 climb up to the summit is hard to see without prior knowledge of the route. We followed a distance behind another 3 man group with prior knowledge of the route which took the dangerous guess work out of the equation. Without that third-party guidance, we would have waisted a lot of time hunting for the right path with steep slopes, snow and exposure. We were fortunate.
|Posted Jan 22, 2007 6:15 pm|
Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2007
|We didn't make the summit so I shouldn't sign, but it was such a trial to get here that I am going to sign anyway.|
I contracted a serious bout of food poisoning on the way down and at the Houston Airport (USA) on January 4. I was sick on the plane and the next day we were supposed to climb Pichincha. I was so weak that I could only make 135 meters/440 feet on the peak.
The next day we were supposed to go to Iliniza Hut. I was so sick that I couldn't make that either and only made it 2/3 of the way before collapsing and wrenching over. I had to return down the mountain and got sicker as I descended. Luckily we saw two condors; the good news of the day.
On January 7, I was finally feeling better, but not as well as normal. We climbed to the hut that day. Unfortunately on the 8th we were actually supposed to climb Sur, but I wasn't up to it and my wife wasn't feeling great either. We missed our acclimatization days at the beginning of the trip.
On January 8 I was better and we set off for Norte, but my wife wasn't feeling up to doing the Paso de la Muerte so we turned around there at 5060 meters/16,601 feet; 56 meters/184 feet from the summit.
What an ordeal. I sure was disappointed for never getting a crack at Sur. We were out of time and it was time to head to Cotopaxi. Luckily I was better after Iliniza.
Don't eat tacos in the Houston Airport!
|Posted Jan 22, 2007 5:02 am|
|tjbst47||iliniza norte |
Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2006
|I believe that the second peak is from the hut is higher that the peak with the cross. The guides say that the peak with the cross is higher probably because getting to the next peak requires some exposed fifth class at high altitude. However, the altimeter says otherwise.|
|Posted Dec 31, 2006 7:27 pm|
Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2005
|Almost to the top ! I was alone and it snowed the night before... got to be carefull.|
|Posted Nov 11, 2006 4:52 pm|
|Thomas Gurviez||normal route |
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2006
|we planned to climb iliniza sur, but a snowfall higger than 4000 m made it impossible, and we just climbed the easier iliniza norte, nice views on cotopaxi and beautiful snow accumulations on the rocks below the summit|
|Posted Oct 10, 2006 4:54 pm|
|pksander||Iliniza Norte |
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2006
|A great climb with Eileen and Marco Cruz and his guides at Andinas Expeditiones. A very nice mixed snow and rock climb in good weather. A warm up for Cotopaxi a few days later.|
|Posted Sep 26, 2006 10:07 pm|
|LIZqwertyuiop||Almost...maybe next time!|
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2006
|After the Paso de Muerte (or maybe during) we lost our way a little and dropped too far down on the north face of the mountain. We could see the cairns on the path above us and the summit pyramid, but after scrambling a lot to try to regain the path we had to give up due to very threatening weather. Next time.|
$5 for park entry was charged at La Virgen.
|Posted Sep 7, 2006 7:02 pm|
|nesnegroj||Route: normal |
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2003
|Nice hut and nice climb all together.|
|Posted May 16, 2006 6:42 pm|
|summiter||Route: Straight up sandslide |
Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2005
|This was a good mountain. We went up the sanslide on the front of the mountain instead of circling around to the back. After the sanslide there was a short gully we went up and joined where we would have come up on the trail around the back. This was more dificult but saved a good amount of time. Horrid weather at the top, but nice once we came down again. Had some steep slopes on the way up after joining up with the trail. Had a great time.|
|Posted Mar 30, 2006 1:40 am|
|What a windy place to put a rock pile!|
|Posted Feb 28, 2006 2:16 am|
|forjan||Route Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: January 2, 2006|
|January 1, 2006: Drove to La Virgen trailhead (3950 meters / 12,959 ft): the trailhead for the Ilinizas. The approach hike to Iliniza's hut Refugio Nuevos Horizontes took 2 hrs 20 min. Slept at Iliniza's hut (15,256 ft).|
January 2, 2006: Climbed Iliniza Norte with DeeDee via the Normal Route. Started at 6:09am. Summited by 7:58am and back at the hut by 9:00am (~ 3 hrs roundtrip). We picked up our camping gear and walked to La Virgen trailhead. Then, drove to Quito to overnight.
|Posted Jan 13, 2006 3:25 pm|
|colint||Route Climbed: normal Date Climbed: jan 10 2005|
|The atrocious refugio was more than compensated for by an exceptional hike/scramble to the summit with remarkable views of the volcanoes of Ecuador above the clouds at dawn.|
|Posted Jan 12, 2006 11:58 am|