Climbing Chimborazo

Climbing Chimborazo from Carrel Refuge


The Chimborazo Volcano with a height of 6,310m is considered the highest mountain on the planet, is a must for experienced climbers, its ascent requires only 2 days, the climb is technical depending on the time of year, requires a process of acclimatization, optimal physical and mental state and the company of a local certified mountain guide.


Day 1: Machachi 9,842ft / 3.000m — Hermanos Carrel Refuge (15,748 ft / 4.800m)
From Machachi 10:00, we’ll drive southwest to the Ambato town (2hours drive) where we will have the lunch, after we will drive to the Chimborazo’s Reserve entrance for about 1 hour more, until getting to the Hermanos Carrel refuge (15,744 ft/4,800 m) In the afternoon we’ll have dinner around 17:00pm and then get some rest until 22:00, our wake up time. There will be an early light breakfast served just before getting ready with our gear and start heading up.

Day 2: Hermanos Carrel Refuge (15,748 ft / 4.800m) — Chimborazo Summit 20,702ft / 6.310m — Back to Machachi
At midnight we’ll start our climb to the top of Ecuador’s highest mountain, Chimborazo, which will take us about 8 to 10 hours. Each climber will get a box lunch for the ascending. We’ll get to the summit in the early hours (20,702ft/6.310m) the perfect spot for resting and picture taking of the beautiful Andean surroundings. Then, we’ll start our descending to the Refuge; it will take us 4 hours. Once in “Carrel Refuge” we’ll pack our things and drive back to Machachi.


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