Volcan Chimborazo, Guaranda

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  • It is very easy to reach, we were in own car. The views start from very far on the road. Arriving at the entrance of the fauna reserve request data for registration and from there the road until the first shelter (which could get in the truck) is Earth, but very smooth and stable. Drinks and snacks are offered in the first refuge. I tried the coca tea claiming to help with "the altitude sickness". I recommend to stay a couple of days before in Riobamba or another city in great height before you go, especially if you are coming from sea level. Also if you are very sensitive to the height to do not eat food before or during, but after having fallen completely already that it may cause nausea (we did). I saw families with very young children who managed to climb up to the second refuge, we only got to a monument 100 metres because it is very difficult to breathe and move by the height. It is noteworthy that not gozo in good physical condition. We had a super sunny, cloudless day and I recommend it as well, since the volcano can appreciate in all its magnificence. Despite this, the wind made it feel much cold. It is a unique experience that I recommend to all, is a wonder of the world and just being there one can understand what small we are and the enormous and fantastic world in which we live.
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  • If you're warm weather living this adventure you will love it is a challenge to your physical strength but the reward this wonderful landscape welcomes you... during the previous trip to get to the point you will enjoy a beautiful landscape decorated by vicuñas and always with people kind that she is willing to collaborate with the tourists... can prepare to take a you coca, before climbing in the first cabin, carries chocolate and very warm clothing including gloves and hat so you can enjoy better this experience, always seen in groups.
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  • Everything is narrated in the post of "Zérodegree Expéditions". I have nothing to add or to minimize if not I was proud to have been able to climb to that height... Snow had to be located at 5600 metres.
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  • Beautifull mountain of light. There is no place closer from earth to the stars than majestic Chimborazo. So many stories and trips through this enchanted land of volcanoes.
  • We have been there crazy Val and I .. Amazing
  • The Chimborazo measured from the center of the Earth Planet is the mountain and point more highest of the Planet, with your 20702 feet of altitude from the sea level, here we would admire the infinite and little we are (take suncare and enjoy everything with foresight)
  • Anthony something sorry but my everest is the highest mountain in the world
  • As you stand in riobamba, the massive snow top mountain is majestic. Unlike fault line mountains witch usually form like waves, chimborazo is a perfect triangle. As you drive up onto the mountain, you go through climate changes from trees to moonscape as you get higher. You see llamas and packas on the way up. They can drive you up to about 14,000 feet. From there you can walk up to a house of refuge at 16,700. Above the snow line on the equator. To cool. The view is absolutely stunning.
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