Volcan Chimborazo, Guaranda

4.7
#81 of 464 in Outdoors in Ecuador
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  • The ascent to the Whymper refuge (which is what I did) can be a bit harsh if one is not accustomed to exercising, but comes within reason. It can be quite cold, so advisable hat, gloves and something that protects from the wind (although going up you will have to spare everything...). Important to bring water and chocolate and rest when needed, because you notice the lack of air. However, absolutely advisable.
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  • It was cold and misty the day we headed towards the Cimborazo Volcano, the highest mountain in Ecuador, with it's peak being the farthest point from the centre of the Earth due to the equitorial bulge...  more »
  • We were on route to Banos and took the road up the volcano. Entrance is free you just need to sign in at the gate. The views, terrain, ecology and hike were amazing. All vehicle can easily navigate th...  more »
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  • The best experience the most wonderful country in the world. I love Ecuador
  • Excellent place. Must viditv
  • the highest mountain when measured by distance from the earth's center. a truly majestic sight worth visiting
  • Beautiful mountain and it’s free to trek the first 8 km. It’s at an high altitude so much sure you take altitude sickness medicine if you haven’t acclimatize to higher altitude. Also it’s really cold so dress accordingly. There’s a nice welcome center with friendly staff and a cafe and gift shop. There’s a $2.50 bus from Riobamba that will drop you off in front of the welcome center. Beautiful scenery and glaciers.
  • Highest point on earth. Period.
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