Route: Chimborazo 360 (Ecuador)

Submitted by JoselitoMoreno on Mon, 11/16/2020 - 01:41pm
Location
Ecuador
Distance
38.4 km
Vertical Gain
2421 m
Description

ENGLISH

LA VUELTA DEL HIELERO IS A ROUTE AROUND THE CHIMBORAZO VOLCANO WHICH IS CONSIDERED THE CLOSEST POINT TO THE SUN WITH A HEIGHT OF 6,263 METERS. THE ROUTE RUNS AT AN AVERAGE HEIGHT OF 4,600 M.S.N.M. WITH A VERY VARIED TERRAIN FROM PAJONALES, ARENALES AND VOLCANIC STONES. This is a mainly off-trail route, at times using  paths of the Vicuñas.  This route is the highest defined because going higher one would encounter ravines, crevasse and ice. The begins and ends at the Chimborazo Lodge located at 3,900 meters above sea level. 

THE FAUNA THAT CAN BE OBSERVED ALONG THE ROUTE IS CHARACTERIZED BY VICUÑAS, HUMMINGBIRDS, AND ANDEAN FOXES. THE WEATHER IN THE AREA VARIES FROM -5 DEGREES TO 10 DEGREES WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF FALLING SNOW AND RAIN.

 

ESPAÑOL

LA VUELTA DEL HIELERO  ES UNA RUTA ALREDEDOR DEL VOLCAN CHIMBORAZO QUE ES CONSIDERADO EL PUNTO MAS CERCANO AL SOL CON UNA ALTURA  DE 6.263 METROS.

LA RUTA TRANSCURRE A UNA ALTURA PROMEDIO DE 4.600 M.S.N.M.  CON UN TERRENO MUY VARIADO DESDE PAJONALES, ARENALES Y PIEDRAS VOLCÁNICAS, LA FAUNA QUE SE PUEDE OBSERVAR A LO LARGO DE LA RUTA SE CARACTERIZA POR VICUÑAS, COLIBRÍES, Y ZORROS ANDINOS.

EL CLIMA QUE PRESENTA LA ZONA VARÍA DESDE LOS -5 GRADOS HASTA LOS 10 GRADOS  CON LA POSIBILIDAD DE  LA CAÍDA NIEVE Y LLUVIA.

 

LINKS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkhVUcTf2bU

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MWdrazD81A

 

https://www.facebook.com/Suquini

 

 

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