Antisana

Elevation (feet): 18,874
Elevation (meters): 5,758
Continent: South America
Country: Ecuador
Range/Region: Ecuador Andes
Latitude: -0.481389
Longitude: -78.1408
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Dec
First successful climber(s): Edward Whimper
Nearest major airport: Quito
Convenient Center: Quito

Thanks to Charlie Shyab for adding this peak.

This peak lies on private property, so it could be a problem to access. Usually you can contact the hacienda for permission. It is the fourth highest peak in Equador. It seldomly sees climbers so there is no route to follow. There is also no climbers hut and needs to be accessed with a 4WD vehicle. Camp can be made at about 14,500ft below what seems to be the best route that season. The glaciers change quite a bit from year to year, so there are several routes from which to choose from. The climb is steep and there are many hidden crevasses. At about 18,000ft there is about 100ft of 65 degree climbing and then a traverse to the left which requires a fixed line and then leads up to the summit plateau. It is a hard climb, but so incredibly beautiful, but the best part is to have the entire mountain to yourself and not see another soul for days.

Thanks to Charlie Shyab for this description.