OLA is back In Quito full time ... after many months exploring Ecuador´s amazing untouched coast we have returned to the capital to look at new opportunities. The time spent at the coast was amazing and has given us a real insight to hidden delights that are completely off the beaten path. If you would like to see the coast through the eyes of a local then start arranging an adventure today ...


So what is life like in Quito, you may ask? For me being an outdoor person it has its draw backs but at the end of the day you get out what you put in! So here at OLA we have been making the most of our time here and pushing the city limits! Firstly, we start our day with a morning visit to the climbing wall where we keep fit for our adventures in the high Andes and practice our climbing skills. In the last year the climbing wall has gone from strength to strength, and soon they are opening a new boulder section that will allow beginners better access. If you ever fancy a climb, (whatever

your ability) then contact us here at OLA.


Along the same active theme we headed up the Teliferico last weekend. For those not in the ¨know¨ , the Teliferico is a cable car that takes people up to the huge 4800m Rucu Pichincha volcano that looms over Quito. For sightseers and trekkers alike this is a great way to get high in the Andes and gain some amazing views of Quito, and can be completed in a day. The top station is at 4100m thus meaning to reach the summit you still have to climb 700m. This may sound easy, but remember there is far less oxygen at this altitude ... Finally on Sunday we got on our bikes and headed into central Quito. Normally this would be an extreme sport, as with most Latin American cities the traffic is unpredictable and dangerous! However, this Sunday (and every other Sunday) the roads are closed to traffic and thousands of people hit the road and cycle the 30km route. For me the best part is through Quito´s historical center, its such a great way to see the city. If you ever want to join us for a ride then contact us.