Mount Chimborazo, Ecuador

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#30 of 125 in Nature in Ecuador
Experienced climbers and adventurous sightseers flock to Mount Chimborazo for its sweeping snowcapped vistas. Once considered the highest mountain on earth at 6,268 m (20,564 ft) before being eclipsed by the Himalayas, the peak nonetheless represents the farthest point from the earth's center, thanks to a geological bulge. Ascending to the top is a task for experienced climbers only, and be aware that supplies, correct clothing, and plenty of rest are all essential. Those who don't want to make the strenuous climb can also take a car and then walk up to the second refuge for an excellent vantage point of the surrounding vista. Venturing beyond that point requires you to have a guide. Mount Chimborazo is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Guaranda Edition.
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  • This was the first (and so far only time), I have gotten to an altitude of 5100 meters. Since you can reach with transport to altitude of 4800 meters, the rest was easy. However, bear in mind that it ...  more »
  • We only took a car trip to Refugio Hermanos Carrel and never had any intention of a true mountain climbing experience. Our hotel gave us the card of Transport RIO VIP. Humberto, our driver, showed up ...  more »
  • Very point from Earth's Center. We were here! And I can place it highly just anyone to the heart to be climb the mountain. Very important: acclimating! Give your body 1-2 days to get you used to the altitude. Until then, I would walk up. We have gone as far as possible without equipment, it is difficult but doable.
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  • Chimborazo was recently considered the closest point to the sun by some scientists. I had the best experience visiting this volcano in the Andes. The day I came here had the opportunity to watch some animals on my path and felt the fresh air. The landscape and view are really amazing. I would recommend to visit this inactive volcano.
  • One of the most memorable hikes of my life, I can't wait to relive this experience again! Cheers
  • Been here done that. Drink that special 110 proof alcohol, if you get altitude sickness.
  • If you're in Riobamba this is a must hike! it's easy to get there. There's a public transport from the main bustop of the city that will take you for a couple of dollars. Amazing view you can run into Vicuñas and other cute animals!
  • Beautiful,stunning and very well preserved
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