Chimborazo Day - June 3rd
Sat Jun 3rd

Chimborazo Day

Every year on June 3rd, Chimborazo Day honors the world's highest point. It's also a day to lace up the hiking boots and hit the nearest trail.

Chimborazo is Ecuador's highest peak. The mountain is 20,000 feet high. This is less than Mount Everest, which is more than 29,000 feet high. Although Chimborazo is not the world's highest mountain, it is still the world's highest point on earth. How can this be? It all depends on how the mountains are measured. Chimborazo is located on the Earth's bulge at the equator. This mountain is the nearest point to the moon because it is measured from Earth's center rather than sea level.

Chimborazo has some additional interesting information. Here are some other interesting Chimborazo facts.

  • It is the 39th highest peak in its range, and it is located in the Andes Mountains
  • It is the 16th most prominent mountain in the world, ranking as the 16th world's most prominent peak
  • The mountain is a dormant volcano that last erupted 1,400 years ago
  • Glaciers have been used to cover the upper elevations of the upper elevations
  • Chimborazo can be described as "women of snow" or "mountain of ice"
  • It is one of four major summits in the United States
  • The mountain is difficult to scale due to severe weather and avalanches

Several attempts were made to scale the peak during the 17th and 18th centuries. Edward Whymper, an English climber, received the first successful assent in 1880. Today, when most people scale the mountain, they take the El Castillo Route. This route on the west side of the west side of the 4,250 feet ascension. On this route, it takes between 8 and 12 hours to scale the peak and up to 5 hours to descend back down.

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Many people in Ecuador observe this day by visiting Chimborazo. To participate, you don't have to fly to Ecuador, but you don't have to fly to Ecuador. Here are some other ways to participate: Here are some other ways to participate: Here are some other ways to participate: Here are some other ways to participate:

  • Chimborazo's video clips and read articles about the country
  • Learn about Matterhorn, Mount Fuji, Denali, and Mount Kilimanjaro among other famous mountains
  • Enjoy the day hiking or spending time in the great outdoors with your family or friends
  • Watch a film starring mountain climbing, such as Touching the Void, North Face, The Wildest Dream, and Meru

With #ChimborazoDay, you can raise the barometer on earth for the highest point on the planet.

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