on February 15, 2011
Just came back from Ecuador where I climbed four of the mountains included in this book. While the pictures and route descriptions were excellent, they are woefully out of date. For example, in the ten years since the book was published, they've built a cable from Quito to the start of the climb on Ruca Pichincha, making most of that chapter useless. Our guide showed us on the pictures which areas were no longer covered in snow/ice, where there was more danger of rockfall, etc. Unless you're an extremely experienced climber, you're risking your life if you depend on this book.