Antisana is a great stratovolcano of the Andean arch, potentially active and covered by glaciers, where it is given a sense of mysticism as it is always covered with clouds. Due to its strategic importance of the thawing of its glacier hull and the moors located around the volcano are one of the most important sources of drinking water for the city of Quito. It possesses volcanic basal buildings of 13 km of slightly prolonged diameter in the E-O direction, the lower flanks of the building are covered by moraines and lava flows, however, in the western slopes there are thick sequences of flows deposits Pyroclastic and Sulphur-smelling debris flows in the upper parts, due to the activity of several hot springs in the large Sulphur gorge.
2 days, 1 night
Altitude: 5758 m
Appointment with the guide 8:30 in the morning for team review and trip planning. Departure from Quito at 9:00 to Ecologic RESERVE ANTISANA, connection to the population of PINTAG connection with the ECOLOGICAL RESERVE Antisana where we build the camp that is place of rest, food, organization and technical talk.
Final review of the equipment and clothing, departure from the camp in the middle of the night towards the summit of the Antisana volcano at 5758 m (18,891 ft.) depending on the weather conditions. Finished the activity of ascent return to the refuge where we will have a time of rest, feeding and hydration, then we begin the return to Quito or place of destination.