Chimborazo guided ascent in Ecuador

Climb to the summit of Chimborazo, the highest peak in Ecuador, in the company of Pablo, an UIAGM/IFMGA certified local guide.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    I want to invite you to a challenging ascent to the Chimborazo summit (6310 m) in Ecuador! Join me in this 2 day program and let’s have an unforgettable experience.

    Chimborazo is the highest peak in Ecuador. It’s an extinct volcano located in the western mountain range of the Andes. It’s 150 km southwest of Quito.

    We’ll enjoy stunning views from the summit! On a clear day, we will even have the chance to see down into the Amazon basin. Also, we will have the spectacular scenery of the neighboring peaks.

    What I really love about this program is watching the sunrise over the Amazon and the volcanoes around. You can’t miss it!

    I offer you an ascent to the summit through the most popular and moderate route, called El Castillo. For this exciting ascent you will need ice-climbing gear and excellent physical condition.

    We will have the option of sleeping on High Camp on the second day, and make it a 3 day program. This will greatly increase the summit attempt success, because we would start climbing at a higher elevation. That would make a shorter summit day.

    Although most of the time it’s not a difficult climb, sometimes ice conditions make it really challenging. Also, it’s very important to get your body acclimatized to high altitude before attempting the ascent.

    Additionaly, I want you to know that in this region avalanches are usual during the day. This is due to a more direct angle of sunlight into the peaks close to the Equatorial Line. So, for safety reasons, we will climb at night. Doing so, we’ll reach the summit by 7:00 am. Climbing at night will let us return safely to base camp before the snow is too soft.

    So contact me if you are ready for this exciting adventure! I’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about this program. And if you are looking for an even more challenging expedition, check my Illiniza, Altar and Chimborazo 15 day climbing program.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    680 USD

    Group of 2
    340 USD

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Hermanos Carrel Hut - Whymper Refuge

      We’ll drive to the Hermanos Carrel Hut (4800 m), on the base of Chimborazo. Then, we’ll hike to Whymper Refuge (5000 m). We’ll prepare our gear and then we’ll go on a short hike to the rock needles known as Chamonix Needles(5240 m). We’ll have an early dinner and spend the night at the refuge.

    • Day 2Whymper Refuge - Summit

      Today we’ll start early to make sure we have enough time to reach the summit of Chimborazo (6310 m) by 7:00 am. The ascent will take us 7 hours. And it will take us another 3 to return to the Jeep.

      *Optional High Camp:
      We will have the chance to spend a night in a high camp on the second day. This greatly increases the summit attempt success, because we will be starting at a higher point, making for a shorter summit day. 

     
     

    Other details

     
    Accommodation

    Whymper Refuge

    High Camp (Optional)

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    Please contact me for information about the Price.

    On request, we can also arrange a more demanding and technical climbing trip.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Ecuador.

    I fell in love with the mountains at a young age while climbing Ecuador’s volcanoes with my father. I guided in the Andes for 8 years and have been guiding for the past four years in the Northwest United States. In 1997 I expanded his adventure skills by taking on rock climbing. I represented Chimborazo province three times as the Ecuadorian National Rock Climbing Champion.

    I completed his UIAGM certification with the Bolivian Mountain & Trekking Guide Association, accredited by the National School of Ski and Alpinism of Chamonix (ENSA), and completed Advanced Alpine and Rock Guides Courses with American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA).

    I usually spend some months every year in Ecuador (from October to January, but it varies every year). The rest of the year I am based and guide in Europe.

     
     
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