Trekking the Chimborazo.
Training up the Chimborazo volcano in Ecuador is a great way to acclimatize before attempting the high altitude snow-capped Volcanoes like Cotopaxi,Antisana,Cayambe,or The Chimborazo summit.One can easily attain the 5000 plus meter mark without having to USD technical equipment like ropes and crampons. You can start by getting to the park entrance and following up the winding road till you get to the first refuge which is just above 4,800 meters. This can be followed by a climb up a trail to the second refuge at 5000 meters.You can also get a little higher by following up the trail to the left of the refuge to the small lake which is about 5,100 meters, or go to the right to the rock formation called the why per needles which is about 5,300 meters. Bring a lunch and a drink which will give you some energy. This will give you a good acclimitization before going up any of Ecuador's snow capped peaks.