Chimborazo Climbing Notes

  • May 29, 2016
    Bakhtiar from United States

    We attempted the summit from high camp at 5300m last night but could not leave camp due to heavy snow fall, high winds and low visibility. If weather clears we will attempt again Monday night from the normal route.

  • January 09, 2016
    Hans Holland from Ecuador

    We went to Chimborazo yesterday (Jan. 8, 2016). The normal route from Whymper hut is impossible to go since several weeks (no snow, heavy rockfall). Now you use the western ascent from Carrel hut, which makes the whole ascent 1 1/2 hrs longer but safer. The long snowfield to the Ventimillia is hard ice right now, no snow almost all the way up. Strenuous to go! Between Ventimillia and the summit, the whole way is covered with high snow penitents.

    But: being up there is tremendous!!! We had ideal weather conditions an a beautiful view to Cotopaxi and Antisana.

  • January 05, 2015
    Lothar from Ecuador

    We had to return after heavy storm and stonefall at about 5400 m altitude yesterday. At the beginning around midnight it has been very clear and calm.