This early start allows us to take advantage of better snow conditions and so we can travel more quickly and safely. Chimborazo has a circumference of 78 miles 126 km and a diameter of 30 miles 48 km. Our gradual acclimatization itinerary gives us ample time to prepare for climbs, and our in-depth knowledge of the climbing routes allows us to ascend with great efficiency. A lahar from the 1534 eruption destroyed La Contiega village. We will then have an appetizing boxed lunch, and will get a short talk about all the safety precautions and climbing technique the guides can give us. After breakfast we travel in the four-wheel drive up to the Cayambe Hut. Many who have made ascents with us here have enjoyed ending their Andean journey with a few days in that wonderful archipelago off the coast of Ecuador.
The ascent of this extinct volcano will take us about 4 hours. After having a light breakfast at the lodge, we will drive up to the parking land on Cotopaxi, from where we will start the climb of the second highest mountain in Ecuador. I walked home with a gold dark boy And never a word I'd say, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi Had taken my speech away. Climbers help carry equipment to camp, while porters carry the tents and water. Program Cost Inclusions and Exclusions Inclusions: Lodging in hotels, haciendas, huts, and tents on a shared basis for the dates of your program available on a private basis by special arrangement, subject to availability, and at added cost ; meals while at huts and while climbing; group cooking equipment; admissions to museums and national parks; group climbing equipment; transportation during trip.
I don't remember how long Chimborazo took, but it was longer. How was the ice on Chimborazo? Prerequisites Climbers should have successfully completed our , , , , , or training courses, or have equivalent skills and experience. A truly memorable experience and one I will look back on for years to come. They did not reach the summit of Chimborazo. Despite of that experience we focus is Ecuador becoming the true experts in our country. Chimborazo, the giant of Ecuador, offers challenging glacier climbing all the way to the summit and to the farthest point from the center of the Earth.
Contact for a private program for those with no climbing experience. The modern stratovolcano was built above the scar left by a major debris avalanche which destroyed an older edifice about 5000 years ago. It can take weeks, months, even years, not arrive at all, or even arrive before you! Some of his musical articles for the New Statesman and other journals were reprinted in Music and Life, Facing the Music, Musical Meanderings, and Variations on the theme of Music. The next morning we drive up Chimborazo's flank to reach a small lodge at 13,200 feet 4023m. After the summit climb, we descend Cayambe and head to the beautiful colonial Hacienda Pinsaqui for rest and recovery. Chimborazo glacier's ice mass has over the past decades, which is thought by some to be due to the combined influences of , ash covers from recent volcanic activity of , and the phenomenon.
It leads directly to the summit and eliminates the need to make the traverse of the summit plateau. In our private 4x4 vehicle we will make our way towards Riobamba to start our climb of the Chimborazo. The mountains of Ecuador are divided into two separate ranges and are dominated by several volcanoes, the Lords of the Andes; these brooding giants are a source of mystery to the Indigenous who live in their foothills. Note: You can also add this five-day extension to the end of our. During the expedition, we will spend three days on the glaciers reviewing skills, a requirement based on our desire to have similarly skilled team members.
The guides were friendly and top-notch, the logistics were smooth, the country is beautiful, the accommodations were very nice, and the climbing was fun! The tour ends with the return to Quito in the evening. This trilogy of climbs is quite unique. This climb generally boasts 100% success. The northern capital for the Incas, Quito is considered to be one of the most beautiful of all South American capital cities with its well preserved colonial architecture and mild climate. The passion for mountaineering began many years ago and our professional activity dates back from 1994.
We felt very looked after and felt we benefitted the local communities. Each day seems carefully chosen in terms of accommodations and altitude to help acclimatization. Day 1: Quito - Pasochoa 4. There are several other less used and more challenging routes on the other mountains faces and ridges leading to one of Chimborazo's summits: Main Whymper, Ecuador , Politecnico Central , N. The nearest cities are ~30 km to the southeast , ~30 km to the northeast and ~25 km to the southwest. Designed for active travelers, these trips provide a superb overview of the Ecuadorian highlands, highlighting the fascinating natural and cultural wonders of the northern Andes. The route that Whymper took up the mountain is now known as the Whymper route.
The Stübel Glacier route not only provides less risk but also more adventure, as we will be camping rather than using mountain refuges. On the north it borders with Columbia, and on the east — with Peru. March through May are the worst months. This canoe ride provides a great opportunity to spot wildlife, various species of monkeys, as well as large birds like toucans, parrots, or even macaws. We would be happy to set something up for you! Overnight at Hacienda el Porvenir Today we will hike to the rustic Hacienda el Porvenir. Climbing Chimborazo is dangerous due to risk of avalanches, the severe weather conditions, and the fact that it is covered in glaciers.