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Travel Blogs from Riobamba
... tranquility. After the hike back up we continued making our way along the route.
Unfortunately after a while the sunshine seemed to disappear and the heavens opened a little threatening to soak us. We took shelter under a bus stop by Rio Negro and consulting our printed map from the bike rental shop, realised we had gone quite a way past where all the 'action' was. All that was left was a short stretch to Puyo, which we had no particular desire for, so we figured it was ...
After lunching on the roast pork for which Riobamba is renowned, we set off in search of a biking company called "Biking Spirit" which, our guide book tells us is just around he corner from our hotel. Unfortunately, despite being dated 2011 our guide book is already way out of date as we later find out that they moved five years ago! A little online research and we find the phone number and call the guy and arrange a trip to Chimborazo for the following ...
... in Banos to a light mist falling. Found our hotel 3 blocks away bordering Central Park. Our room has a view of the park and mountains. Mountains are in every direction and surround this small rather touristy town.
The moral of the story....when unsure, it's okay to backtrack and ask for help....course it's okay to forge on as well....guess that means the moral of the story is YOU CAN'T DO IT WRONG.
... training or preparation and my complete lack of mountaineering experience, it was going to be a tough ask and one hell of an adventure.
We organised a guide and went up to the mountain, to climb to the summit its a 12 hour round trip, so you leave form the base camp at 11pm and go all through the night to be back home for lunch time. We had all our equipment, boots, crampons, ice pick, ropes etc it should be pretty easy, jsut like walking up a ...
... marked out but this was not the case! While mostly it was obvious which way to go at more than one point we came to a fork in the "road" and had to just guess which way to head. We are pretty sure we took at least one wrong turn, as one trail we ended up on was so steep I could barely manage to climb up it and ended up on my hands and knees dragging myself up the last few metres!
Overall though it seems all paths linked together for a ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Business Services
- Free parking