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” CHIMBORAZO CLIMBING TOUR ”

TOURIST PLACE:Volcán Chimborazo
ALTITUDE:4,800 m.a.s.l. at the refuge, and 6,310 m.a.s.l. at the summit
DISTANCE:312 Km from Quito to the Entrance
SIZE GROUP:Minimum 2 people – Maximum 8 people
INCLUDE:Transportation from Quito or Baños (if 2 people, public transportation, if more than 3 people, private transportation, food, equipment, Bilingual Guide certified by the Association of Mountain Guides of Ecuador.
TIME:Minimum 2 days – Maximum 3 days

FIRST DAY :
We meet at the agency at 09h30. We will travel by a private bus for about 2 hours. We go by bus until the first refuge (4,800), then we will climb 1 hour until the second refuge (5,000 m). There we will have a small snack while our lunch is prepared. For the afternoon, we have the chance to walk in the glacier and practice the techniques of the climbing. From this altitude we can enjoy the beautiful view around Chimborazo . After dinner, we will prepare the equipment and we go to sleep. .

SECOND DAY :
We wake up at midnight to start to the climb the summit. We need 6 to 7 hours to reach the top and 3 to 4 hours to descend. We will arrive to the top for sunrise. After a few photos, we return to the refuge. We have a meal and we have the opportunity to observe the flora and fauna in the
surrounding area. Our bus will pick us up before noon and finally we return to the office in Baños

THIRD DAY :
Before the climbing, you can have an extra day of acclimatization in the Park. After lunch, we’ll walk in the surrounding area. The first night we sleep shelter (at the altitude of 4,800 meters). Next morning we start the normal program of 2 days

ANNOTATIONS
Equipment for a temperature of 10 C below zero. Sun screen and Lip’ balm. Protection of cameras against low temperatures. A small backpack to ascend to the peak. Min.1 liter of water

YOU WILL NEED :
– Passport (original)
– Warm clothes
– 4 extra batteries for the flashlight.

WE PROVIDE YOU :
– Plastic boots and crampons
– Special Pants and Jacket
– Gloves (External and internal), mask and hat
– Ice axe, gaiters and harness
– Flashlight and Sun-glasses
– Sleeping bag and extras

Passengers are responsible for damage or loss to equipment which occurs while in their possession

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