Climbers will love mountaineering among the peaks of South America – the Andes are a mountaineer’s dream.
Our professional experienced, UIAGM-qualified local guides will help guide you to the peaks and summits of these impressive ranges, be you a beginner, needing a refresher or an experienced climber.
If you like it high, there are plenty 6,000m/19,685ft+ summits some of which can be hiked, others that are technical ice-climbs and a whole range of peaks in between.
Learn to climb on a mountaineering course or choose a guided mountaineering trip, and if you prefer a less technical experience choose a trekking peak.
Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina all have great mountain ranges.
Each range has specific seasons for climbing, and some are year-round, so you can enjoy a climbing holiday somewhere in South America at any time.
One of our most popular trips is our six day climbing course in the heart of the Cordillera Blanca in Peru, which includes one ascent to get you into the sport.
We also organise courses in Bolivia and Ecuador in preparation for ascents of the Andean peaks there, and of course there is always South America’s highest peak, the mighty Aconcagua.
For the more experienced climber there is Chimborazo in Ecuador, Chopicalqui and Tocllaraju in Peru or Sajama and Illimani in Bolivia, to name a few options.
What's a group trip?
Join a small group of like-minded travellers on a guided trip.
Prices From $4,515 / £3,829 per person
Dates: From November 2023 to February 2024
Capacity: 12 people
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What's a tailor made trip?
We put together a bespoke tour to fit your requirements.
Prices From $1,268 / £1,075 per person
Dates: From March 2023 to November 2023
Capacity: 16 people
Prices From $3,505 / £2,972 per person
Dates: From January 2024 to December 2024
Prices From $1,499 / £1,271 per person
Prices From $1,600 / £1,357 per person
Dates: From May 2023 to October 2023
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Safe and sound back in the UK, sadly back at work but it was a great trip. The weather was good to us and we had fantastic views from most of the summits. We made it to the summit of Cotopaxi but unfortunately not Chimborazo due to the conditions at the moment.
We were also lucky to catch the end of Carnival with the end of our trip which was an unsuspected bonus!
I would like to make a special mention of our guide Wilson, who did a great job of looking after us and keeping us entertained. He really went out of his way to make sure that we had everything we could want and again would recommend his skills, experience and company to anyone interested in walking in Ecuador.
M. Ackroyd , UK, 2010
» Chimborazo & Cotopaxi Climb
It has been the perfect trip. The accommodations were really nice excluding Banos (but I think that the town has not much more to offer).Your partner volcano climbing agency has provided a really outstanding service (precise,accurate,friendly) thanks to Rami and Wil the climbing guides (a real nice guy).On our side we have been very happy to achieve a 100% success rate in our climbing activity despite despite some very nasty weather on Cotopaxi. At the final end I have to make you my best compliments for the excellent service you provided us.Talk you soon
A. Fotti , Italy, 2010
» Chimborazo & Cotopaxi Climb
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