02 Days/01 Nigths
Max. Altitude: 5897 m / 19,347 ft
Route: Chimborazo: 6310m / 20,702ft
Availability: All year
Difficulty: Easy - Moderate
People per Guide: 2
The Chimborazo, like so many mountains on earth, is affected by global warming and the glacier melts slowly. Thus, the conditions for an ascent constantly change. The normal route has become much more difficult and dangerous because of rock falls. For that reason we only offer the safer route Gualgualla with High Camp.
Day 01: Quito - Carrel-Hütte 4800m / 15,748ft
From Quito we drive south, past the cities of Latacunga and Ambato and always along the famous “Avenue of Volcanoes”. Through picturesque fields and bizarre gorges, the road winds to the plateau on the slopes of Chimborazo. We see llamas, vicunas and alpacas. We drive to the Carrel Hut (4800m/15,748ft) and there we will start our ascent to the high camp at 5300m/17,388ft. We need about 3 hours.
Day 02: Chimborazo Summit 6310m / 20,702ft - Quito
We will get up before midnight to ascend the Chimborazo and after 8 hours we will reach first to the summit Veintimilla (6270m/20,570ft) and then to the maximum summit Whymper (6310m/20,702ft). At about noon we will be back in the refuge, where we will rest a little before returning to Quito. Walking time between 10 to 14 hours.
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