The mountain higher than the Mount Everest

The Chimborazo is the highest mountain of Ecuador. It is considered easy to climb. Even beginners dare the ascent through ice and falling rocks. According to our guide, only two in ten make it to the top though. I did not. I am in good company: German explorer Alexander von Humboldt tried the initial ascent in 1802, failed too and while descending almost died in a snowstorm.



Our guide Eduardo is chanting a traditional song, supposedly to make it rain. It didn´t work.