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Chimborazo Climbing

Chimborazo Mountain Climbing Tours Ecuador. We love what we do and our passion are the mountains, we would like to share this with you. Imagine Ecuador is the undisputed leader when it comes for Mountaineering. Climb the Chimborazo the highest peak in Ecuador with the specialist, we offer highly trained guides and top notch equipment!

 

The Chimborazo is the highest mountain in the Ecuadorian Andes and due to its close proximity to the equator it is also the furthest point from the centre of the Earth. Climbing the Chimborazo will offer a challenge to even the most experienced mountaineer; it is a technical climb and the long approach to reach the peak will certainly push your physical limits. In addition to proper acclimatisation, excellent physical condition is required to cover the 1.300-meter altitude difference between the Whymper Refuge and the summit, a 9 to 12 hour trek over never-ending glaciers. Challenge yourself and be one of the few who have left their footprints on the most distant point from the earth’s molten centre. Break the 20,000 ft. barrier and stand on the furthest point from the centre of the Earth.

Chimborazo Mountain Climbing 6310 meters

Day 1. We leave Riobamba at 10:00 a.m. and drive for 1 hour to Chimborazo’s first refuge, at 4800 m. / 15.749 ft. From here we walk for 45 minutes with our equipment to the Whymper refuge at 5000 m / 16.405 ft. In the afternoon we rest for acclimatization.

Day 2. At about midnight we start the ascent. After 1 – 2 hours we reach the glacier and after 1 more hour we reach El Castillo (5350 m. / 17.553 ft.) From there it takes another 4 hours to reach the summit. The descent to the refuge takes about 3- 4 hours. At noon we return by car to Riobamba.

Arrive at about 12:00 p.m.

DIFFICULTY: difficult; a very good acclimatization and previous glacier experience is necessary.

DEPARTURE: Everyday

Included: Professional bilingual guide (maximum 1 guide per 2 people), transportation from Riobamba to Riobamba, bed at refuge on the first night, lunch on the first day, dinner and breakfast at the refuge, special climbing equipment .

Special climbing equipment included in the packages: polar pants , plastic climbing boots , gaiters, polar jacket, crampons , outside gloves, waterproof pants/ jacket , ice axe , climbing harness, sleeping bag

Necessary Equipment (Not included): water bottle, inside polar gloves , energy drinks and snacks, camera, sun cream,  warm walking trousers, sunglasses, puffer jacket or similar, wool hat, walking sticks , face mask, large rucksack (50-70 liter), reasonably day pack(35 liters), warm gear including puffer jacket etc), camelback type vessel for water, batteries AAA.

What to bring: warm clothes, trekking shoes, personal water bottle, suns cream, personal items, camera, sunglasses and snacks,  2 pairs batteries AAA .

Private tour:  420USD for one person with a private guide, 2 people 1 guide for 295USD