Chimborazo

Chimborazo, an inactive stratovolcano, is Ecuador's highest peak. Its last eruption is thought to have occurred some time in the first millennium AD. Its summit is generally regarded as the spot on the surface farthest from the center of the Earth, at a distance of 3,967.1 miles. Chimborazo is a very popular climb and can be climbed year round with the best seasons being December-January and July-August. The easiest (Grade: PD) and most climbed routes are the Normal and the Whymper route. Both are western ridge routes starting at the Whymper hut and leading via the Ventemilla summit to the main (Whymper) summit. There are several other less used and more challenging routes on the other faces and ridges.

Chimborazo SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by hauteroute

10 people report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Mar 21, 2014. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs. Based on the summit log, the most popular climbing route and hiking trail to the summit is normal.

Others who’ve claimed Chimborazo

  • hauteroute
  • mcbain
  • gilleschazot

Routes Used trails & approaches

100% normal

Comments

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Elevation

20,565 ft / 6,268 m

Prominence

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Height Rank

#1 in Ecuador

Range

Cordillera Occidental

Location

Ecuador

Claimed by

  • hauteroute
  • mirhash
  • radson
  • Mvp
  • mcbain
  • ragnew
  • bobbydigital
  • Nuernberger
  • gilleschazot
  • davidnickoloff

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