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Ascent of Volcán Chimborazo on 2015-12-18

Climber: Rakesh .

Date:Friday, December 18, 2015
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Volcán Chimborazo
    Location:Ecuador
    Elevation:6001 m / 19690 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Turned around from just above 6000m due to extreme exhaustion. The mountain was in totally icy-conditions, cramponing was hard on the ankles. Started early at 10:40 pm from the Carrell hut. It would have been wiser to set-up camp on the Stubl glacier a little higher up, which would have saved 2 hours and increased the summit chances. The "El Coredor" on the normal route has not been climbed for a while now due to extreme rock fall conditions, due to climate change.
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