Mt Chimborazo, Peaks of Ecuador
A beautiful Latin American country, Ecuador is home to some of the world’s highest volcanoes, including Chimborazo, the country's tallest peak at 6,263 metres. Its glaciated summit is the furthest point from the centre of the earth, even ahead of Mount Everest's. We seek to get to know these volcanoes on this adventure, and our climbing objectives will be varied, including Pasocho (4200m), Corazon (4790m) Iliniza Norte (5248m), Cayambe (5,790m), all culminating with Chimborazo itself. Our trip begins in the capital city of Quito, high in the Andean foothills, and built on the foundations of an ancient Incan city. We will then move towards our acclimatization peaks near Iliniza and prepare ourselves for the next two big summits. There will be a glacier skills review on Cayambe, Ecuador’s third highest peak. Finally, we will challenge ourselves with Chimborazo, truly one of the world’s great mountains. This trip is an excellent choice for anyone wanting to gain some high-altitude experience with relatively non-technical summits, all the while learning about the history, science, and culture of this stunning region of South America. We encourage those of you with general mountaineering experience to join us on what promises to be a fun and adventurous trip.