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.
Day 1: Quito – Chimborazo Mountain Refuge
With equipment rental at 8:30am in Quito we will depart the capital towards the south, travelling for two hours to the city of Ambato to have lunch and continue the journey though one of the highest highways in the world that travels around a beautiful canyon until we arrive the parking lot of Hermanos Carrel Refuge at 4,800m.
Here our vehicles will stay while we walk an hour to Whymper Refuge (5,000m). When arriving there will be time to rest before a short glacier travel talk to clear any doubts about the next day’s adventure. There will be an exquisite dinner prepared by our guides.
Day 2: Summit – Quito
Starting the day at midnight with breakfast we will head out towards the Taita Chimborazo (“Father Chimborazo” local quichwa language). As dawn breaks in we will be standing in the closet point to the sun, admiring Ecuador from end to end. Then the morning will come in as we descend towards the refuge to pack everything, and return to Quito.
Snacks and beverages
FOR THESE PROGRAM WE HIGHLY RECOMEND A PREVIOUS ACLIMATIZATION PROCESS.