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Climbing & Hiking in Ecuador Paperback – December 1, 1997

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The definitive guidebook for some years to come. Climbing Magazine.

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Ecuador may be small, but its mountains offer an extraordinary range of challenges to climbers and walkers alike. For the experienced climber, the excitement of high-altitude ascents beckons, as well as some excellent new routes. For the less ambitious, there are treks varying from several days along an old Inca Trail to some splendid half-day hikes through national parks, surrounded by open paramo and backed by snow-capped volcanoes. The fourth edition of this established guide has been painstakingly updated by Mark Thurber, who has climbed or hiked all the mountains and trails featured. Some beautiful and hitherto unknown treks have been added, while treks now ruined by roadbuilding have been removed. You'll also find new detailed hiking maps and climbing routes; fully revised climbing and hiking information; and new jungles walks and high-altitude treks.
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Product Details

  • Series: Bradt Travel Guide Climbing & Hiking in Ecuador
  • Paperback: 278 pages
  • Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides; 4th edition (December 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1898323542
  • ISBN-13: 978-1898323549
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,210,977 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I spent three entire months in Ecuador, one climbing and the rest hiking and travelling. I am a moderately experienced technical climber, I pride myself in my navigation. I have travelled to many third world countries and used many guide books, some good, some you dont need. This is one you are better without.
Rob you have never climbed most of the peaks you describe, they havnt changed that much. I would have been better without this misleading guide book. I'm glad I never bumped into you after I climbed Tungurahua, or Pasachoa or Corazon.
Please do not commit to any long hikes or strenuous climbs on the information of this book alone, you will regret it.
If you ask the average Ecuadorian mountain "guide" the way up a mountain he will give you bad directions because he has never actually been there. It seems this is the type of information contained in the guide. The farther away from the road the less accurate the information gets, you have never been to half these places have you Rob.
I think it sells because it is the only one out. Go to the South american Explorers club in Quito and read the trip reports rather than buy this drivel. I though it was a good read, then I actually got to Ecuador and started using it, what a joke.
Maybe its not your fault but your name is on the cover.
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We spent 2 months romping around the hills of Ecuador and this guide was indespensible. Definitely need to buy IGM maps for the more remote treks that are not on established trails. It was really fun to explore areas not ofetn visited by gringos. Ecuador is full of surprises and this guide really helped us to experience the real outdoors of the country.
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By A Customer on May 3, 2000
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I thought this book was great for helping me discover some of good climbs and backpacking trips off the gringo trail. Many of the hikes it seems like no one explores, which I guess is a good thing. Can't wait for Columbia to settle down and hope Bradt puts together an equally good guide for that country.
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By A Customer on August 15, 1998
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Really helped me on hikes around Papallacta but still necessary to buy topo maps at IGM - paramo can be confusing.
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By A Customer on September 15, 2003
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Unless you are really heading for unconventional climbing, I do not recommend buying this book. You are better off surfing websites about climbing in Ecuador. Moreover, it is now out of date.
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The coverage of the coast is slim at best - need more hikes near Esmeraldas. Overall outstanding for the Sierra and for climbs.
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