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Where’d the Route Go?

Here's Antisana (left) and Antisana Sur in an article on new Antisana Sur mixed climbs. The Connelly-Stock (between route 3 and 4) doesn't exist anymore.

I want to climb Kimanjaro to see the little glacier on the summit before it disappears. Sounds like I’ll have to go soon because it’s almost gone. Around the equator, in Ecuador, it’s the same scene—disappearing glaciers. The equatorial regions aren’t liking climate change.

In 2001, I guided a trip in Ecuador. One of the routes we climbed was La Rampa Route, a steepish glacier route on Iliniza Sur. This December I saw that route is gone. Below, I’ve included a gallery with photos of routes — found and lost — because of climate change.