|Mountain:||Chimborazo (6 310 m / 20 702 ft)|
|Elevation:||5 030 m / 16 503 ft|
|Expenses:||from$ 3 000|
Whymper Route, Original Route, Классический Маршрут, Маршрут Уимпера
|Type of Climb:||
Snow & Ice
South America, Ecuador: (Provincia del Chimborazo)
4/1/1880 Edward Whymper (England), Louis Carrel (Italy), Jean-Antoine Carrel (Italy)
5 030m / 16 503 ft
1 280m / 4 199 ft
6km / 4 miles
15 Nov-28 Feb;
01 Jun-31 Aug;
Difficulty: Moderate/ Challenging
Difficulty: Moderate/ Challenging
Cellular Network: No
Whymper Route is a bit shorter than the "Normal Route" located on the western ridge of the Chimborazo. Its climbing in last recent years became more complicated due to the threat of seracs collapse in its upper part. You better leave Whymper Refuge before midnight to climb the most dangerous part of the route in the coldest time of the day. Try to reach the summit with the sunrise and begin the descent in the morning. Usually Chimborazo is covered by clouds after noon and it might be hard to find the right descent trail on the wide snow and ice ridge.
|Base Camp Elevation:||5 000 m / 16 404 ft|
|Summit Camp Elevation:||Please update|
|Accommodation in Base Camp:||Tents only|
|Accommodation above Base Camp:||Both - huts and tents|
|Number of Camps:||Please update|
|Avg. Cost:||3 000 USD|
|Age Restrictions:||At least 21 years old|
|Soloing:||No, at least 0 people|
|Descent Route:||Another Route -Please update|
|Specify descent time:||5 Hour(s)|
4 850 m / 15 912 tf
|Big mountain hut located near the parking lot. Can accommodate up to 50 people.|
5 030 m / 16 503 tf
|Mountain hut located in 30 minutes walking distance upper the parking lot. It provides up to 50 bunk-beds.|
6 268 m / 20 564 tf
|One of the two highest volcano's summits. The most part of the climbers start their descent after reaching this point due to the threat of crevasses on the route to the Whymper (Main) Summit.|
6 310 m / 20 702 tf
|The highest (Main) summit of Chimborazo.|
In 2008 the eruption of Tungurahua, which located 40 kilometers east of the Chimborazo, changed the conditions of all the routes to the Chimborazo. Ash and dust from the eruption covered the Chimborazo's slopes and caused severe melting of snow that turned it slopes in a glaciated shell. The most popular routes to Chimborazo immediately became much more difficult and more than 90% of climbers canceled their expeditions to the highest mountain of Ecuador.
The sweeping view opens from the summit of Ecuador’s tallest volcano - Chimborazo. On a clear day you can see down into the Amazon jungle basin and the neighboring peaks.
You will depart from the Whymper Refuge at midnight and continue on the northeast direction leading to the well recognizable gap in the rocky belt on the western ridge. Following the steep snow and ice slope you will reach the Veintimilla Summit in 5-6 hours. Then you will traverse across to the Whymper summit, the furthest point from the center of the Earth. The ascent will take up to 10 hours approximately and usually climbers descend to the Refuge in four-five hours.
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