Climb to the top of Chimborazo, the highest summit in Ecuador! Fredy, IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide, will lead you during these 2 intense and rewarding days.
Chimborazo (6268 m) is the highest summit in Ecuador. It’s an inactive volcano. It is located 150 km south-southwest of the capital Quito.
Chimborazo’s location in the equatorial bulge, combined with its elevation, make it the farthest peak from the center of the Earth.
This ascent is a great example of mixed ice and rock terrain, and is specially recommended for those with previous experience with crampons and ice-axe, who want to experience a real high altitude mountain.
“Maybe your first 6000, I hope not the last one, 6000’s are even more addictive, a drug that goes to the deepest part of your soul and never again you can live without them while you can breathe.”
This 2-day program is for experienced mountaineers and you must go through a proper acclimatization before going up. Otherwise, the recommendation is to do a longer program. It should include some previous peaks for acclimatization before going to the main summit.
Please contact me if you dream to get to the highest point of Ecuador! Of course it will be my pleasure guiding you there.
In the Chimborazo refuge (Carrel), or high camp at Stubel glacier, depending on the route we decide to take.
Upon request, we can include a third day to do some glacier practice (how to use ice axe, crampons, how to move around in the glacier when roped, etc.). Ask for price for this option.
After a late breakfast, we’ll start driving towards Chimborazo’s hut. Depending of the route conditions we’ll decide to stay at Carrel hut and climb the normal Veintimilla route or hike up to Stubel glacier and camp at 5.100m-16.567ft.
The final ascent. The hardest and most physically demanding day of the trip is coming. Wake up at 00:00pm and get ready for 6 to 8 hours sustained climb. We’ll reach Whimper summit where the most spectacular Andean Ecuadorian view is appreciated. Surrounding snowed peaks like Altar, Tungurahua, Ilinizas, Cotopaxi & Antisana could be all seen in a clear day.
After enjoying it, we’ll descend to the hut. Get some rest, pack up and drive back to Quito.
IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Ecuador.
I grew up in Antisana volcano region, and as a kid I already did many hiking and ascents in the area.
I first ascended Cotopaxi in 1985, when I was 12 years old, and since then my life spins around mountaineering. At 17 I started my formation as mountain guide, and in 2008 I became the third IFMGA certified guide in Ecuador.
I participated as member and guide in many expeditions around Ecuador and South America, some of them in rare routes, and making first ascents.
From 2007 to 2009 I was director of ASEGUIM’s mountain guide school.
I speak Spanish, English and Quichua (native Inca language), and love to guide people to discover the mountains in my country.
Fredy Tipan is like a superhero of the outdoor world. He knows absolutely everyone, has climbed and guided in the most epic of locations all around the world, knows the mountains like old friends, and really loves what he does and who he does it for. Our trip was completely messed up after an issue with our airline tickets. We weren\'t going to be able to leave until a week after our planned departure which jeopardized our entire trek with Fredy. We didn\'t expect him to take any sort of responsibility in replanning as it was our mistake that caused the airline issue but he absolutely did. Within days he rearranged the entire trek so that we would be able to summit all our desired peaks without cutting the days down and without changing the cost. He is a class act and an incredible guide and I\'d say my husband and I both consider him a friend as well. We will definitely be booking another trip with Fredy Tipan and recommend him to anyone looking for the real deal in outdoor Guides. Thank you, Fredy!
Amazing short but exciting climb to a summit with outstanding views. Perfect acclimatization peak for the bigger Ecuadorian volcanoes, with a cozy hut and a nice approach walk. Fredy was fantastic, thank you so much for this unforgettable experience!
Group of 1
|USD 650 each|
Group of 2
|USD 433 each|
Group of 3
|USD 433 each|
Group of 4
|USD 433 each|
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- Guiding fee
- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
- Transport during the trip
- Permit and entrance fees
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner