Volcanoes of Ecuador - Chimborazo 6,310 mChimborazo became world famous when Humboldt Mountain stated that in his memoirs as the highest peak of the Earth. The volcano Chimborazo is the highest mountain in Ecuador. It stands in the valley of San Andres.The ascent of Chimborazo is a challenge for any climber. This is a technical climb and the long approach to reach the top, you can grow in your physical limits.In addition to a good acclimatization, excellent physical conditons needed to cover 1,300 meters in altitude between the Whymper refuge and the summit. 9-12 hours to climb its endless glaciers.