Sea to summit on Chimborazo, part 2: Carihuairazo and the circumnavigation

Sea to summit on Chimborazo, part 2: Carihuairazo and the circumnavigation

We had already cycled around the south side of Chimborazo. The next stage was to complete the full circuit by trekking around the northern side to Carrel Hut on the west. Just for good measure, we planned to pop up an extra peak, 5020m Carihuairazo, on the way.

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Sea to summit on Chimborazo, part 1: the bike ride

Sea to summit on Chimborazo, part 1: the bike ride

Cycling is easier when you are carrying no weight and there are no hills. That was my thought at 10.30 on the first morning of our Chimborazo sea to summit challenge. It was a challenge that terrified me, but could I achieve or would I flop? Here is my trip report for the first part of our challenge.

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The truth about the first Lithuanian ascent of Sgurr a’ Chaorachain

The truth about the first Lithuanian ascent of Sgurr a’ Chaorachain

False summit claims were back in the news when a Swedish mountaineer retracted his summit claim after studying photographs and realising he hadn’t reached the very top. He was praised for his refreshing honesty, but a similar story of mountaineering integrity also deserves attention.

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