Ecuador High Altitude Expedition:
Climbers: Brett Davis, Steve and Isabel Herstell
Lead Guide: Pepe Landazuri
January 11, 2011
Pepe called at 7:45 pm Ecuador and US Eastern time with this update:
[the painting below is by American landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900). He painted in Ecuador in 1855.]
We just finished a big dinner of pizza and spirits. Tomorrow morning we’ll do a skills session and go over some mountaineering techniques for about 3-4 hours. We’ll also climb up to 4,800 meters and do a short walk-around. We’ll come back to the refuge and get ready and rested because tomorrow night we’ll try for the summit of Cayambe. Everyone is doing well. Brett even has his own sat phone, so he’s been calling his friends and family. See you tomorrow – I mean, I’ll talk to you tomorrow! Hasta manana!"