Ecuador High Altitude Expedition and Antisana/Illiniza Expedition:
High Altitude Expedition climbers: Tim Turay, Kat Lange, Stuart Lowden, Tamsin Ainscow, Ahmad Baasiri, John Davis, and Ruth Hartmann.
Illiniza / Antisana Expedition climbers: Ty Speer and Natalie Garner.
Lead Guides: Pepe Landazuri and Henry Moya
December 28, 2010. Pepe called today at 4:30 pm Ecuador and US Eastern time.
We plan to wake up at ten o’clock, and try to be out and climbing by 11 pm. We talked to another party that came down from the mountain today. They got to about 6,000 meters [19.690 feet] but had to turn around because of the fresh snow. Right now, it’s completely clear, and I can see the part of the climb that is most difficult. The ridge looks a little icy, so that will slow us down a little, but basically the mountain looks in very good shape.
We're excited and ready to go. Wish us luck!"