Illiniza Norte (Iliniza Norte) Climber's Log

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Jake

Jake - Jan 25, 2013 4:12 pm Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2013

With Pedro   Sucess!

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.

flow

flow - Jan 16, 2013 1:36 am Date Climbed: Dec 14, 2012

Illiniza Norte, 5.116m  Sucess!

13.12.2012: Parqueadero La Virgen 3.950m - Refugio Nuevos Horizontes 4.750m
14.12.2012: Refugio - Summit

sunshine - Jan 1, 2013 8:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2011

Wow.  Sucess!

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.

slychels04

slychels04 - Jan 1, 2013 11:23 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2012

I loved this experience  Sucess!

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.

Sirburtmund

Sirburtmund - Dec 24, 2012 12:42 pm

Great climb  Sucess!

Great climb, all rock. The summit is tricky with huge boulders. Our guide almost fell off!

ajaysomani

ajaysomani - Nov 29, 2012 3:27 pm Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2012

Normal Route  Sucess!

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 :)

attimount

attimount - Nov 25, 2012 5:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2012

Scramble   Sucess!

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.

jm141302

jm141302 - Nov 19, 2012 12:49 pm Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2012

Long day  Sucess!

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.

paulparkie

paulparkie - Nov 12, 2012 4:52 pm

Couldn't see a damn thing  Sucess!

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.

ajberry

ajberry - Oct 27, 2012 5:56 pm Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2010

Normal route  Sucess!

My second time up. Thank god for early morning clear skies...

Homestarhiker

Homestarhiker - Sep 4, 2012 8:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2012

A day well spent  Sucess!

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.

schleger

schleger - Jun 22, 2012 12:56 am Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2012

Fun in the sun

Spent a night at the refugio with my daughter and Guide Segundo. We had recently summited Pasochoa and Corazon and needed to spend some time at or above 15k in preparation for Cotopaxi. Weather conditions could not have been better. Partly sunny / light wind. There was some snow in shadowy spots, perhaps 1/2 an inch. Scrambling was done on dry exposed rock which offered good nooks and crannies to grab hold of. There were a couple of spots with significant exposure and being roped to an experienced guide eased any concerns I had. The three of us occupied and essentially took up all the space on the tiny summit. That was cool. This was our favorite peak due to the challenging scrambling and nice weather. Also, the altitude was not affecting us, yet.....Next Cotopaxi!

DanielWandsneider

DanielWandsneider - Feb 17, 2012 10:43 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2011

fun weekend climb  Sucess!

My two buddies planned for the Matterhorn, but after not getting the stand-by flight to europe, we flew down to Ecuador and climbed Iliniza Norte. Wish we could have done Sur, but Norte was fun all the same.

chicagosky

chicagosky - Jan 4, 2012 8:37 am Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2011

A good slog in windy conditions  Sucess!

Very windy at the summit, almost got blown off a few times but was an interesting climb. Had to crampon up and use rope for a few sections of the climb

MMclimbhigh

MMclimbhigh - Dec 19, 2011 4:41 pm Date Climbed: Nov 29, 2011

From Refugio  Sucess!

Stayed in the Refugio for acclimating purposes. Climbed Norte at dawn. Some of the best views of the Northern Andes!

mreiter1

mreiter1 - Dec 11, 2011 2:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009

Success  Sucess!

Standard Route

brota

brota - Dec 9, 2011 5:05 pm Date Climbed: Dec 7, 2011

Easy walk  Sucess!

At night with moonlight hiking from El Chaupi next to the cottage in about 4 hours (they wanted me to pay $5 for camping next to it!). At 5.30 am starting the hike up. Surprisingly easy walk (almost no snow on the way) and in 1:15 hrs with slow pace first one on the top.

Socorro

Socorro - Nov 30, 2011 11:45 am Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2011

Pummelled  Sucess!

Spent the night at La Llovizna... great price on lodging but dinner was a bit steep. Our organization required us to get a guide for this trip so he met us at the hostal in the morning - at least transportation was included. We began at La Virgencita as clouds began rolling in. We decided going up and down the direct route because the guide thought it safer with my friend´s experience. The steep sandy section is brutal! By the time we got to rock, it began hailing a little bit...and this quickly turned into large hail, and thunder began rolling in around us. We hurried up the scrambling section on wet rock as the thunder got closer and closer, then saw the summit cross with immense relief. We began descending a minute later on extra slippy rock covered in a layer of snow...sure made things really interesting. This was a pretty exciting summit for us with such crazy weather.

hunterslee

hunterslee - Oct 23, 2011 9:45 pm Date Climbed: Dec 5, 2010

Success  Sucess!

Will definitely hit Iliniza Sur the next time I'm there, probably hit Norte again as we had no view from the summit...good aclimatization peak for Cotopaxi and Chimborazo.

karore - Oct 8, 2011 11:39 am Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2010

Beautiful Climb  Sucess!

It was beautiful day I really enjoyed the climb and the views were fantastic

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