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Summit climb

From far the mountain looks huge and impressive. When you climb it, you can feel how huge it... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
laeman
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Baden, Switzerland
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Magnificent

This sleeping giant cleared himself from clouds by sunset showing magnificent glaciers. Clear skies... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2017
Wy_Mick
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

From far the mountain looks huge and impressive. When you climb it, you can feel how huge it reallly is. You really gotta earn these beautiful views from the top. The mountain is technically easy but it is a steep and very long ascent. And...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank laeman
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

This sleeping giant cleared himself from clouds by sunset showing magnificent glaciers. Clear skies remained and made a night accent painful as for extreme slope gradient of normal route. Refugio seemed to be as good as possible at 5000 meters over sea level.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Wy_Mick
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Niagara Falls, the Mississippi, the Ocean, are examples that come to mind when talking about mesmerizing/awe-inspiring encounters had in our times on this spinning blue ball. Being that the Volcan (Spanish for volcano) Chimborazo is measured as the farthest point from the middle of the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Ben P
Reviewed 10 February 2016

This is one of the highest mountain in the world (from the center of the hearth, not sea level) and in a clear day quite spectacular. One can almost circumnavigate trough paved roads, from Riobamba to Ambato and the drive is spectacular, the highest point...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank marcopolo111
Reviewed 14 November 2015

It took us 45 minutes from our hotel in Riobamba to reach the first shelter. Basic food but a good place to use a base to hike throughout the surroundings. we hiked to the second shelter which is 900 meters away from the parking lot....More

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed 10 October 2015

Chimborazo is one of the highest mountains in the world. Due to global warming the ice cap has shrunk over the last few years. If you go up, you're at 12,000 feet. Be aware that breathing can be more difficult.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Shibanxi1
Reviewed 16 September 2015

We visited this place with our own car and it is very easy to drive right to the top at 4800 meters altitude and the landscape is rough and beautiful with vicunas, oranje flowers and caracaras, our 9-years old son had difficulties with the altitude...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank boerekampsj
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Pastureland full of cattle, llamas, and alpacas cedes to rocky volcanic plains with wild vacunas and clear sediment lines etched in the cliffs. The park entrance and first refuge (Carrel) are currently open with shelter and facilities. The second refuge (Whymper) is currently being renovated...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank 63425Rose
Reviewed 15 June 2015

Great place to see, very beautiful. About the price and the way to go opinions are quite different. For my part : Agencies offer a day tour (leaving at 8AM, coming back at 5PM) for El Caller or more if you want to climb all...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank caroline f
Reviewed 18 October 2014

We took a back road up round the volcano. It was a very bleak day, with lots of snow/hail having fallen the previous day on the mountain, and it was still shrouded in cloud. We did however see local farmers going about their business, with...More

Date of experience: October 2014
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