As far as objective danger on Chimborazo, I can just tell you about the Normal Route (El Castillo) and the First Ascent Route (Southwest Ridge or Original Whymper).
Thus, if you compare temperatures for footwear you may want to introduce a corrective factor for a possible difference in altitude.
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Scott Patterson wrote:Things may certainly change, but I just recieved an email from Ecuador saying that Chimborazo is impossible to climb because of the recent bigTunguragua eruption. Since I'm leaving in a few months, I hope it changes, but we'll see.
Do you have (by any chance) any good information on weather in Northwest Argentinian Andes ?
Bottom line: the ash from the eruption of Tungurahua has resulted in snow melting on Chimborazo: there are "penitentes" as high as 3 meters that have made the climb difficult but not impossible. But the new thing is that the route has now got very icy...
Sorry if I was not clear when I mentioned "Northwest Argentina" : I was thinking of Cachi/Salta region, to climb Nevado de Cachi (6380m). I read somewhere that the weather there, is quite similar to Bolivia (rather than Puna de Atacama).
If so, it may be rainy/snowy if we go there in late February, next year...
Any idea ?
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