Why Climb with Us?
- Not only do our climbs provide a chance to climb some of the most beautiful mountains and glaciers in the world, but we give you a chance to help mankind while you do it.
- We are committed to high-quality service and accommodations. Our tour leaders are fluent in both English and Spanish with years of experience traveling and organizing tours in Latin America. All our guides are ASEGUIM-certified (Mountain Guide Association of Ecuador) with our lead guide having over twenty years of experience climbing in Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, and Bolivia.
- We provide a great opportunity to be part of a group that climbs with a purpose and get to know others who also feel passionately about helping those in need around Latin America.
- Given our connections in Ecuador and Latin America in the travel and charitable world, we have been able to create a high-quality tour at minimal cost.
- Although it is impossible for us to guarantee reaching every summit on our itinerary because of conditions beyond our control, such as weather, we do guarantee that we will do everything within our power to help you reach the top.
- Heart of the Andes and our Ecuador partner follow strict safety procedures while climbing to ensure the safety of the entire team. While we do everything under our control to reach the summit, we always defer to the requests and instructions of our guides.
- Our guide-to-climber ratio on Ilinizas, Antizana, Cayambe, Cotopaxi , and Chimborazo will be 1-to-2. This ensures maximum safety and increases our chances of reaching the summit.
- Our tours are totally environment-safe. We believe in conservation and the protection of our planet.
- Bottom line, we are building a reputation and not resting on one. We believe in what we are doing. We are a small company managed exclusively by the founders. For those who wish to experience the joy of reaching the summit, why not also experience the joy of helping a child who needs you?
- To be a member of the climbing team, you must:
- Be 18 years of age
- Be very physically fit
- Be able to walk long distances
- Be able to work as a team and stay positive under extreme conditions
Climbing mountains 20,000 ft. high is not easy and requires one to be in top physical condition. Generally, any cardio activity such as running, biking, walking/ hiking, swimming, etc. will help you get there. Consult a physician or exercise trainer for more specific advice.
Heart of the Andes can offer individualized programs that you may choose with a partner or couple.