Sangay

Elevation (feet): 17,159
Elevation (meters): 5,230
Continent: South America
Country: Ecuador
Range/Region: Ecuador Andes
Latitude: -2.004853
Longitude: -78.341274
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Dec
Year first climbed: 1929
First successful climber(s): P. Austin, R. Moore, T. Moore y L. Thorne
Nearest major airport: Quito
Convenient Center: Rio Bama

Thanks to Fernando Begega Alonso for adding this peak.

Sangay is a continuous activity volcano. Regular explosions, strombolian type. The approximation to the base camp take three days. There are three possibilities, from Alao (Rio Bamba), from Guargualla Chico (Rio Bamba), from Caserio de Zumac (Macas). Two first ways are the shortest and you can take from two to three days to reach the base camp. You have to cross a lot of rivers (21 from Guargualla). It's necessary water proof boots and clothes. Out of the best season usually it rain. You need a guide because the remote and the intricate of the place.

Thanks to Fernando Begega Alonso for this description.