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Boriss AndeanRoute Climbed: Normal Route.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2008

Boriss Andean

Climbed with Pilar and Xavi from Spain. We left the refuge at 7:20 am and headed up to the summit by the ridge located at the right side of the saddle formed between Illiniza Sur and Norte.

The morning was a bit cloudy but windless. Weather conditions improved a bit for a while and we got to see both peaks fully covered by soft snow.

Got to the top (5,126 m/16,818 ft) after 3 hours of slow scrambling. Total RT time: 6 hours to the parking lot.

Crampons and ice axe are required due the presence of hard/soft snow on Illiniza Norte.
Posted Oct 23, 2009 6:01 pm

Boriss AndeanRoute Climbed: Normal Route.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2008

Boriss Andean

My Canadian friends, Alan, Marie Michéle, Marie Héléne, and I along with Romy (Austria) started climbing at 6:15 am after spending the night in the refuge. The scrambling to the top started by the ridge above the normal route. We reached the first summit (Pico Villavicencio) pretty fast and then continued on by the normal route which featured a few sections of hard snow as we gained altitude.

Got to the top (5,126 m/16,818 ft) after 1 hour and 45 minutes of scrambling. It was great being up there with my three French Canadian friends, two germans and Jacobo (ecuadorian mountain guide).
Posted Oct 23, 2009 5:59 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 Oct 23, 2009 5:57 pm

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 Oct 23, 2009 5:55 pm

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Groundswell

first real mountain on our 6 week trip. climbed with jon and hans in our adidas shoes. Gorge of death is better done in fog so you dont see how far you can fall. no issues
Posted Mar 18, 2009 4:54 pm

big_gsome icy variation...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2004

big_g

This was the first my first trip and I never guessed I'd be returning to it over and over as a mountain guide. With snow, ice, and limited visibility this ascent was harder than it needed to be. There is a 3rd class winding up to the summit but we certainly didn't find it on this trip.
Posted Sep 24, 2006 1:58 am

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