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Whymper Route 

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Type:  Alpine
Original: Mod. Snow R [details]
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Submitted By: Jonathan West on Jul 11, 2015

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BETA PHOTO: Panoramic photo of Chimborazo from the Whymper Hut...

Description 

Trail leaves the Whymper Hut heading left. Climb up to a ledgeand traverse to the right. Climb up to the ridge, and follow it to the false summit - Ventimilla. Continue the slog across the huge summit plateau (difficult in deep snow) to the true summit.

Protection 

Ice axe, rope team, crampons

Description 

Trail leaves the Whymper Hut heading left. Climb up to a ledgeand traverse to the right. Climb up to the ridge, and follow it to the false summit - Ventimilla. Continue the slog across the huge summit plateau (difficult in deep snow) to the true summit.

Protection 

Ice axe, rope team, crampons


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By stevecurtis
From: Petaluma California
Jan 4, 2016

Dec 2015. Route was mostly ice. Low angle. The day I went up about 20 people. A guide cost me $210 and was worth it. Snow started at about 18000 ft. It got much colder above 19000 ft.

NOTE: THE ROUTE NOW LEAVES FROM THE LOWER PARKING LOT. YOU CAN ALSO LEAVE FROM THE HIGHER HUT (NOT USED ANYMORE). IT IS QUICKER, BUT YOU ARE EXPOSED TO ROCK FALL. WE CAME DOWN THAT WAY, AND A HUGE CHUNK OF ROCK PRECEDED OUR CROSSING.
By Porter M
From: Bellingham, Wa
Jul 29, 2017

When there is lots of snow the route climbs the "chimney" where rock fall is a hazard but takes about 1.5hrs off the climb according to our guide. We went with Andean Adventures and had a great experience for $240. Left from lower Refugio around 10 at night and summited as the sun rose just before 6am. Great climb, seems that the shorter route is doable in June maybe into July and January. We summited on July 17, 2017 via the shorter route. Andean Adventures may offer a free night at the Refugio to acclimatize, was unable to take advantage of this but if you can, do it.

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