Volcán Chimborazo

At 6310 meters, Volcán Chimborazo is the highest mountain in Ecuador, and there are a few fun pieces of trivia that go along with it:

  • Because of the bulge in the Earth at the Equator, the summit of Chimborazo is actually the furthest point from the center of the Earth.
  • There is no mountain higher than it anywhere north in the Americas.
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The mighty Volcán Chimborazo

The highest paved road in the country passes right next to the mountain, which I obviously can’t pass up. I’m greeted by a sunny blue sky day, which makes for some stunning volcano viewing.

I’ll let the photos do the talking, safe to say I get some breathtaking views as I drive almost the entire way around the mountain, well above tree line the entire time.

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Jeep loving the view

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The road way up high

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Maybe these guys are wild llamas?

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Loving the blue sky view of Volcán Chimborazo

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This side was almost entirely glacier


4 Responses

  1. Doris Madden says:

    Hi Dan…still enjoying following you along on your journey. I am following you in my old Odyssey World Atlas…..written before you were born!! I haven’t heard from Julie and Geoff for a while…are they still going to be in NY for another year? Regards Doris

    • Dan says:

      Hey Doris, I wish I had an atlas with me now – I’ll never travel without one again!
      Mum and Dad are doing great and I think they are planning on staying in NY for another year at least.
      All the best,

  2. Your mum says:

    Hey Dan,
    The Tundra vista & road around Volcan Chimborazo reminds me of Ayres Rock…is that possible! A complete reversal in most respects but so similar.
    Love you heaps
    Mum & Dad

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