Olga Rumyantseva about the attempt of her group's ascent to Chimborazo and the benefits of early descent

Olga Rumyantseva, guide of the 7 Summits Club: Hello, everyone! Our group attempted to climb Chimborazo tonight. Unfortunately, the continuous snowfalls last weeks left us no chance. It is very avalanche risky. There were a few small ... read more

Olga Rumyantseva, guide of the 7 Summits Club: Hello, everyone! Our group attempted to climb Chimborazo tonight. Unfortunately, the continuous snowfalls last weeks left us no chance. It is very avalanche risky. There were a few small avalanches, next to the route, and a lot of snow, which is still lying. Therefore, we were forced to turn so as not to risk lives. The snow keeps on going. Now, even on the lower shelter, there is not a single climber left. But, thanks to an early descent from the mountain, we were able to visit the local village. There we ate caterpillars, rafted by canoe and passed a cave where we sailed on an underground river and dived into underground waterfalls.