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HeyItsBenRuta Normal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2008

HeyItsBen

Whew! Thought I'd be fine after Gagua and Corazon, but I sure felt the altitude on this one. Maybe the exposure was getting to me, the weather was horrible, and some iced over sections made the scrambling exhilirating, especially the "death pass". Still made the top, came down the sandslide.
Posted Jul 31, 2008 5:52 pm

DrewBFun  Sucess!

DrewB

A great day and a fun, solo ascent. I still need to go back and do Sur. Hopefully there will still be some snow left in Ecuador.
Posted Jul 8, 2008 1:07 pm

Boriss AndeanRoute Climbed: Normal Route.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2007

Boriss Andean

Climbed it with Heloise and Mathilde (FRA) right after climbing Illiniza Sur the very same day. Two peaks in one day!

The scrambling to the summit was easy even though there was soft snow on the last steps near the summit.

Illiniza Norte. 5,126 m. (16,818 ft).
Posted Feb 18, 2008 8:13 pm

ericdA Snowy Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2008

ericd

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

leftyNorth Face Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2008

lefty

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 AndeanRoute Climbed: Normal Route.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2001

Boriss Andean

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

pkrebsNormal Route
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2006

pkrebs

Great views of Sur and Cotopaxi.
Posted Aug 20, 2007 7:01 pm

HalikuNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2007

Haliku

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

Bill562Norte  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2007

Bill562

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

oo09nj76t5Acclimatization Run  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2006

oo09nj76t5

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 LThis isn't waterproof!  Sucess!
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

maraudersStandard Route: Jan 10, 2007  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 10, 2007

marauders

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

ScottAaaack!!
Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2007

Scott

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

tjbst47iliniza norte  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2006

tjbst47

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

Fabrice.RimlingerNormal route
Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2005

Fabrice.Rimlinger

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 Gurvieznormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2006

Thomas Gurviez

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

pksanderIliniza Norte  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2006

pksander

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

LIZqwertyuiopAlmost...maybe next time!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2006

LIZqwertyuiop

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

nesnegrojRoute: normal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2003

nesnegroj

Nice hut and nice climb all together.
Posted May 16, 2006 6:42 pm

summiterRoute: Straight up sandslide  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2005

summiter

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

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