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Chimborazo Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 20,564'
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The Whymper Hut on Chimborazo, Ecuador.


The summit is the farthest point from the center of the earth due to its equatorial location. It is a glaciated volcano. Originally thought to be the highest mountain in the world, in 1880, it was first climbed by Edward Whymper and Louis & Jean-Antoine Carrel.

Getting There 

Taxi from Riobamba's Terminal Terrestre to the end of the road near the lower of the two refugios. Stay at the Whymper hut-the higher of the two.

Climbing Season

For the Ecuador area.

Weather station 13.6 miles from here

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