Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ecuador High Altitude Holiday Expedition: Dispatch 4

Ecuador High Altitude Expedition: 
Dec 17-31, 2010
Climbers: Tim Turay, Kat Lange, Stuart Lowden, Tamsin Ainscow, Ahmad Baasiri, John Davis, and Ruth Hartmann.

Lead Guide: Pepe Landazuri
Pepe called at 9:30 pm Ecuador and US Eastern time with this update:

Note to readers:  Rob, Stephen  Mel and Katie each left a message for members of the team on the blog.  We want you to know that we read the messages to Pepe when he called so he could pass them on.

"Hello again from Cayambe!  We spent today on the glacier working on climbing and glacier travel skills.   I think everyone enjoyed the training.   The weather has been pretty good, so it was nice to be out on he ice.

We have some fresh snow, but it's getting colder, so we will try the climb tonight.  We'll get up at about 11pm and head up the mountain at midnight.

This is our second night in the hut."

The transmission was lost at that point.

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