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Climb Chimborazo in Ecuador, 2-day Guided ascent from Riobamba

Climb Chimborazo in Ecuador, 2-day Guided ascent from Riobamba | Ecuador

Join ASEGUIM certified mountain guide Fabian for this fantastic and memorable 2-day ascent of mount Chimborazo in the spectacular Andean mountains of Ecuador!



2 Days

Jan - Mar, May - Jul, Nov, Dec




* Discover the wondrous and vast beauty of the Ecuadorian Andes

* Challenge and test yourself to summit a mountain over 6000m

* Join enthusiastic, certified and highly experienced guides


Ever thought of mountaineering in the stunning Andes of Ecuador? Here’s your chance to join a certified and experienced mountain guide for the trip of a lifetime!

The wonderfully named Chimborazo is an inactive stratovolcano in the Ecuadorian Andes, last being thought to have erupted in 550 C.E.

With its summit elevated at 6,263 metres above sea level, Chimborazo takes the mantle as the tallest mountain in Ecuador.

An interesting fact about Chimborazo is that despite not being the highest world peak above sea level, due to its location on the equatorial bulge, it is the furthest point on the Earth’s surface from the Earth’s centre.

First officially ascended by Englishman Edward Whymper in 1880, the mountain has two mountain refuges. One at 4800m and the other, named after Whymper, at 5000m.

On our first day we will set off from Riobamba at 10am with about an hours climb ahead to reach our first refuge on Chimborazo at 4800m.

From here we will walk with our equipment and team to the Whymper refuge at 5000m. We will spend the afternoon and evening at the refuge to acclimatise to the altitude.

The second day will see us rise at midnight to set off on an 8 hour climb towards the summit, leaving at this time allows us to take advantage of the hard snow.

After about 1 or 2 hours we will arrive to a glacier and then after another hour of climbing and we will reach El Castillo (The Castle) and from there it is about 4 hours more climbing until we arrive at the peak at 6268m.

From this elevation the panoramic views will leave you speachless and you can really appreciate the scale of the Andes and its magnificent beauty!

The descent back down to the refuge takes about 3 to 4 hours and we will leave for Riobamba around midday.

You will need to be of a high physical fitness and have mountaineering experience, including ascents. We require this as an altitude of over 6000m is not appropriate for beginners.

This is such a fantastic opportunity to summit the highest mountain in Ecuador and a chance to discover one of the most beautiful regions in the world. Sign up now and I look forward to sharing this experience with you!

If this trip has you excited then check out this mountaineering ascension of mount Cotopaxi in Ecuador’s Andes for 2-days of wondrous scenery and exciting climbing!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

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