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"Arista del Sol" - Chimborazo, Ecuador
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By MattBerry41
From NJ
May 30, 2012
Sonja. Gunks, NY

Hey,
I am curious if any of you have attempted the Southeast Ridge (Arista del Sol) summiting the Martinez peak on Chimborazo. My partners and I will be heading down in a few weeks to attempt some peaks in the area and this is high on the list of potentials. Research at the AAC (American Alpine Club) library hasn't turned up much. The best descriptions we can find are a paragraph or two in "Ecuador: Climbing and Hiking" and one or two other guide books. The lack of information on the route makes it even more appealing.

If you have any information on the route please shoot me a PM.
Thanks,
Matt


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By MattBerry41
From NJ
Jul 16, 2012
Sonja. Gunks, NY

Hey,

Just a heads up to anyone interested in climbing Cotopaxi and Chimborazo. There is a new regulation being enforced at Chimborazo. ALL climbing parties must be accompanied by licensed guides. This regulation has always been in place from what i understand but they are now taking it very seriously and enforcing it after a few accidents that occurred in the last couple months. From what i have been told a 20 goes a long way if your trying to bribe your way in. Else you can just say your going to stay up at the Whymper Refugio for acclimatization and not climbing. I doubt anyone will say anything to you at 11pm when your preparing for your ascent.

Cotopaxi also requires a guide from what i can tell but it was very easy to bypass and we were not hassled about it at the refugio.

Good luck and be safe out there,
~Matt

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