deep6 wrote:what would you recommend as the best number of days inorder to do this climb including the proper amount of acclimation days??? any info. or help would be much appreciated...thank you.
The 'general' schedule for climbing is similar among the guide companies. It looks much like this one I put together for last summer:
Day 1: Fly to Quito (9,400’)
Day 2: Visit Otavalo/Tour Quito
Day 3: Hike Rucu Pichincha (~ 15,600’)
Day 4: Travel to the Cayambe hut (15,290’)
Days 5-6: Skills review on the Cayambe glacier
Day 7: Climb Cayambe (18,997’) and return to Quito
Day 8: Rest day
Day 9: Travel to Cotopaxi
Day 10: Climb Cotopaxi (19,347’); travel to Banos
Day 11: Rest day in Banos
Day 12: Travel to Chimborazo
Days 13-14: Climb Chimborazo (20,703’) and return to Quito
Day 15: Return to USA
Do a search through the SA forum, if you haven't already, as there are numerous Ecuador topic posts. Cheers!