Featured photo of Carihuairazo

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)

Elevation (feet): 16,496
Elevation (meters): 5,028
Continent: South America
Country: Ecuador
Range/Region: Ecuador Andes
Latitude: -1.407502
Longitude: -78.751545
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Nearest major airport: Quito
Convenient Center: Ambato or Riobamba

Thanks to Jon Zigmond and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

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, 2006
    We 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, 2004
    Nice 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, 2003
    We 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, 2002
    In 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