Dear Family and Friends,
On Wednesday, Dimitri took us on our Chimborazo adventure. Actually seeing the mountain can be a hit or miss situation because of the weather in the Andes.
When we left Riobamba that morning, the mountain was covered in cloud. As we made our way around to the south side of the mountain, Chimborazo showed herself to us in all her glory.
Here is a sign on the road side telling us what mountain we are looking at and the height.
Mt. Chimborazo is 6310 meters or 20,702 feet high. To give you an idea of how high that is Mt. Denali in Alaska, the tallest mountain in the U.S. is 20,310 feet high and Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the continental U.S. is 14,500 feet high.
The scenery going up to the mountain was beautiful.
Here is one of many canyons around the mountain.