El Reventador

  • El Reventador
  • © Flickr - Ministerio de Turismo Ecuador

Key information: El Reventador

    • Superb, classic volcanic cone within a huge crater, with a fascinating landscape and environment around it. For many years unhikable because of extreme volcanic activity, but now potentially accessible.
      • You can make a fine day walk on the slopes, or attempt the summit if safe (but assume a 3+day expedition). Guide needed!

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating77
  • Beauty33
  • Natural interest19
  • Human interest2
  • Charisma23
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating77

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Variable
  • Maximum Altitude: 3,502m
  • Level of Difficulty: Variable

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© Flickr - Ministerio de Turismo Ecuador

WALK SUMMARY

Superb, classic volcanic cone within a huge crater, with a fascinating landscape and environment around it. For many years unhikable because of extreme volcanic activity, but now potentially accessible. Check!

You can hike to the lava flow on the flanks in 4-5 hrs. If you can climb on, it is 4 hrs to the summit (but assume a 3+day expedition). Guide needed!

This is demanding walking in remote mountains with uncertain weather, where altitude can cause real problems. Come fully prepared, including proper acclimatization.

Ecuador Climbing and Hiking Guide - Viva, has a worthwhile section on this walk. Find relevant books by using our Amazon search function:

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Any person who is considering undertaking this walk should do careful research and make their own assessment of the risks, dangers and possible problems involved. They should also go to “Important information” for further important information.

Anyone planning an expedition to this place should see further important information about this walk.

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