tubesss wrote:Any guidance in this area would also be appretiated. Thanks in advance.
Unless you have equipment and training you are risking your life and others if you attempt to climb anything more than Ilinza Norte in Ecuador. Even that might be a stretch for you with the altitude. Mountaineering isn't a last minute on a whim sport. It takes training and planning and of course some investment in equipment. Most of your questions can be answered by reviewing old posts in the forum as well as researching the mountain pages.
If you aren't a troll (on SP) then take some time to learn on easier mountains. Cheers.