Chimborazo

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Klemen Gerbec
Published: 06/24/2021
Updated: June 24, 2021

The Chimborazo mountain is a former volcano located in Ecuador, on the Andean Cordillera. The Chimborazo is located 180 km south from the capital Quito, and near the city of Riobamba, in the Chimborazo province. The mountain is 6,310 meters high and is the highest mountain of the country. There are four summits on the Chimborazo : Politécnica (5,570 m) Nicolas Martínez (5,570 m), Veintimilla (6,227 m) and Whymper, the highest summit (6,310 m). This mountain is also considered to be the farthest point on the Earth’s surface from the Earth’s center. It is a main symbol of the country, as it is present on the coat of arms of the Ecuadorian flag, very similar to Triglav in Slovenia.

Chimborazo is also a Reserve, located on three provinces : Chimborazo, Bolívar and Tungurahua. This reserve is almost 60 thousand hectares and surrounds the mountain. The landscape there is mainly páramo, very dry, almost desert, called « El Arenal ». There you will find many vicunas, which were reintroduced at the end of the eighties as part of a program. You will probably also see some alpacas and lamas. Even though the landscape looks desert, it is the main source of clean water for the three provinces of the Reserve and their 38 communities. The Reserve also includes another mountain: the Carihuirazo, which is a good start to get acclamation before climbing a higher mountain. The Chimborazo mountain is worldwide-know for climbing, and at Ecuador Eco Adventure, you won’t be disappointed. They have a group of experts ready to make you discover this fabulous mountain and turn your journey into an unforgettable experience.

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Klemen Gerbec
Outdoor enthusiast. Passionate about sport and nature.

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