Chimborazo was once considered the highest peak in the world, and it is, if measured from the center of the Earth, due to the Equatorial bulge. Due to the centripetal force caused by the spinning of the planet, Earth is a slightly flattened sphere. Still, Everest is considered the highest mountain, since height is generally measured from sea level.
By either measure, Chimborazo is Ecuador’s highest mountain, and is an excellent challenge, taking a few hours longer to summit than the more frequently climbed Cotopaxi.
Farthest point from the center of the earth, or simply the closest point to outer space, the sun, the moon, and the starts. Chimborazo rises in the middle of the Ecuadorian highlands with all it magnitude.
A program that combines the best from mountains, unique scenery, variety of ecosystems and a cozy rest. From the most attractive elevations of the central highlands you will be able to see Ecuador from 360 degrees.
This program starts with light acclimatization, then more difficult mountains until the first highlight: Cotopaxi ending with another highlight, Chimborazo. Cotopaxi (5.897 m is the second highest mountain in Ecuador and of the most climbed. Chimborazo (6,268 m — 20,564 ft.) is the goal of many climbers who come to Ecuador. It is the highest mountain in the country and if measured from the center of the earth it’s the highest mountain in the world! The ascent of Chimborazo is not to be underestimated because a good acclimatization such as this program is required and is certainly the highlight of this trip.
This program starts with a good acclimatization program through the beautiful Northern Andes of Ecuador, then climbing Cotopaxi, visiting Natural Parks, thermal springs, lagoons, cultural sites and ending with the Chimborazo. The Chimborazo 6,268 m (20,564 ft.) is the goal of the majority ofexperienced climbers who come to Ecuador. It is the highest mountain in the country and if measured from the center of the Earth its the highest mountain in the world!