In Ecuador, two narrow parallel ranges run north to south, with roughly thirty miles of fertile valley between them. The ranges are the Cordilleras Oriental (East) and Occidental (West), and the valley is called the Central Valley, and extends for 250 miles and holds most of Ecuador's major cities. West of the mountains are hot and humid coastal lowlands, while east of the mountains is the tropical rainforest of the Amazon Basin, known in Ecuador as the Oriente, which itself contains a few isolated volcanoes such as Reventador (11,434 ft.) and Sumaco (12,697 ft.).
The climbing season in Ecuador is during the dry periods of June to September, and there is a secondary dry period during December, shortly prior to the start of the rainy season. The rainy season reaches its height in March and April.
Peaks of Ecuador Andes
Check out any of the following peaks for additional information:
- Antisana - 18874 ft./5758 m.
- Antisana - 18 ft./5 m.
- Carihuairazo - 16496 ft./5028 m.
- Cayambe - 18996 ft./5790 m.
- Cerro Puntas - 14606 ft./4452 m.
- Chimborazo - 20565 ft./6268 m.
- Corazón - 15715 ft./4790 m.
- Cotopaxi - 19347 ft./5897 m.
- El Altar - 17454 ft./5320 m.
- Fuya Fuya - 13986 ft./4263 m.
- Guagua Pichincha - 15695 ft./4784 m.
- Iliniza Norte - 16817 ft./5126 m.
- Iliniza Sur - 17218 ft./5248 m.
- Mount Torre - 12631 ft./3850 m.
- Pasochoa - 13776 ft./4199 m.
- Rucu Pichincha - 15413 ft./4698 m.
- Rumiñahui - 15459 ft./4712 m.
- Ruminahui Norte - 15492 ft./4722 m.
- Sangay - 17159 ft./5230 m.
- Sincholagua - 16053 ft./4893 m.
- Sucre - 12313 ft./3753 m.
- Sumaco - 12795 ft./3900 m.
- Tungurahua - 16479 ft./5023 m.