Elevation

20,702 ft / 6,310 m

Prominence

13,526 ft / 4,123 m

Summits

13 summits

Top climbing months

March   26%

January   20%

July   20%

Most climbed route

normal

Highlights
  • Chimborazo, a massive, 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.
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