The Ecuador Mountaineering and Service Course is designed for participants who want to challenge themselves in the mountains and in their hearts. The course combines high-altitude mountaineering and service projects in a rich cross-cultural setting. Based in the city of Quito (9,200 ft), this adventure immerses you in the rich beauty of Ecuadorian culture and the Andes. Ecuador is said to be the “Jewel of the Andes.” You will discover the accuracy of this label as you explore stunning mountain ridges, gleaming glacial slopes, and the mysterious grasslands known as the paramo. The service projects provide challenges that are just as intense as mountaineering and often much more rewarding. Summit Adventure’s goal is to work side by side with Ecuadorians to help provide for their needs in a real and tangible way.
For those who have had some opportunities to experience and practice leadership but are ready to take it to the next level, get ready! This course is designed to allow students to explore what becoming a leader looks like in many different settings.
The Whitney Classic is an endurance bicycling fundraiser for Summit Adventure and a tradition that has spanned decades. The funds raised in this annual event further the ministry of Summit Adventure. Over half of Summit Adventure’s annual budget is raised through donations.