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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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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