|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Nearest major airport:||Quito|
|Convenient Center:||Ambato or Riobamba|
Carihuairazo lies to the north east of its much vaster neighbour Chimborazo. Depending on conditions the final summit on the ridge can be difficult or impossible (and the penultimate summit may be less than straightforward)
Thanks to Jon Zigmond for this description.
The following weather information is provided for the nearest supported peak. The weather icons reflect weather conditions from the base of the mountain, while the wind, temperature and humidity reflect conditions at the summit.
Weather by meteoexploration.
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There are 4 trip reports for Carihuairazo.
Select any entry from the list below:
- Log #20455 - by Russ Meehan on Oct 24, 2006We reached the summit tower and gave it a shot to no avail. Then my friend Rick Borman told me he had a grappeling hook. We climbed to the ridge on the right side of the summit and came to a smaller...
- Log #17718 - by Juan Pablo Atiaga on Jan 07, 2004Nice mountain. The small glacier part is the easiest I've ever seen. The final part to reach the summit is very dangerous, rocks fall and walls are really steep.
- Log #17719 - by
Justin and Lisa Ward on Sep 06, 2003We had very poor weather, with low visibility, and 3 or 4 rock falls, which just goes to show, even a relatively easy peak such as this can be dangerous if precautions aren't taken ! Wonderful warm...
- Log #17720 - by Jon Zigmond on Nov 08, 2002In poor conditions the penultimate summit on the ridge was difficult ( a choice between rock on the left or ice on the right - I chose the ice) and the final summit was unclimbable