Climbing Chimborazo 6310mts
Chimborazo is the highest mountain in the Ecuador. Climbing Chimborazo will present a challenge to even the most experienced mountaineer; it is a technically easy to moderate climb, but the long approach to reach the peak will certainly test physical limits. Proper acclimatization isaabsmusas is excellent physical condition.
Day 1: Quito – Riobamba - Chimborazo Refuge
Departing from Quito we head south down to the Pan-American Highway until you reach Ambato. 60 km further, we turn southeast to arrive to the Carrel Refuge at 4800mts. A short trek will take us to the Whimper Hut at 5000m. Dinner and rest
Day 2: Refuge to Chimborazo Summit
Before midnight, we get up and have breakfast after that we will start our climb to the top following the standard route. It will take us around 8 to 9 hours to reach the summit where you can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding peaks. The descent to the refuge will take a further 2 to 3 hours. Return to Quito.
Basic climbing equipment: boots, crampons, harness, ice axe, mittens, private transportation (4X4), park fees, and certified guides (1X2 clients), mountain meals:1 dinner, 1 breakfast, tee coffee, rest at the refuge.
Travel and health insurance, personal equipment: rain jacket, sleeping bag, warm cloths, gloves, meals not mentioned, personal expenses, tips and beverages.
What to bring
Back pack, warm and rain clothes, trek shoes, 2 to 3 pair of socks, hat or cap, gloves, flashlight (torch) with spare batteries, sunglasses with a strap, sun block, camera, with spare batteries