Climbing Chimborazo



The Chimborazo is the highest mountain in the Ecuadorian Andes and due to its proximity to the equator is also the point furthest from the center of the Earth. Climbing in the Chimborazo is a challenge for the most experienced mountaineer, it is a technical climb that undoubtedly goes beyond its physical limits. In addition to adequate acclimatization, an excellent physical condition is required to cover the difference in altitude of 1,300 meters between the Whymper Refuge and the summit, a walk from 9 to 12 hours over endless glaciers. Test yourself and be one of the few who have left footprints at the most distant point from the center of the Earth.

Break the 20,000-foot barrier and stop at the furthest point from the center of the Earth!


Day 1. We leave Riobamba at 10:00 in the morning and we have a 1 hour trip to the first shelter of Chimborazo at 4800 m. / 15,749 ft. From here we walk for 45 minutes with our team to the Whymper refuge at 5,000 m / 16,405 ft. In the afternoon we rest for acclimatization.

Day 2. At midnight we start the ascent. After 1 to 2 hours we arrived at the glacier and after 1 hour more we arrived at El Castillo from there it takes 4 hours more to reach the summit at 5,350 m / 17,553 ft. The descent to the refuge takes around 3 and 4 hours. At noon we returned by car to Riobamba.


Professional bilingual guide 1 guide for every 2 pax, transportation from Quito to Quito, lodging at the refuge for 1 night, lunch the first day, dinner and breakfast at the refuge, special climbing equipment.

Special climbing equipment included in the tour

Waterproof pants, climbing shoes, leggings, windbreaker jacket, crampons, outer gloves, pickaxe, leggings, climbing harness, sleeping bag.

Not Included

Water bottle, internal polar gloves, energy drinks and snacks, camera, sunscreen, warm pants, sunglasses, warm sweater, wool hat, walking sticks, large backpack to carry the equipment of 50 -70 liters, AAA batteries. 

What to bring?

Warm clothes, trekking shoes, personal water bottle, sun cream, toiletries, camera, sunglasses, snacks, 2 pairs of AAA batteries.



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