Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ecuador High Altitude Expedition#4: Dispatch 9

Ecuador High Altitude Expedition: 

January 7-21, 2011 
Climbers: Brett Davis, Steve and Isabel Herstell

Lead Guide: Pepe Landazuri

January 19, 2011

Pepe called at 6pm Ecuador and US Eastern time with this update:

"Hello!  This is Pepe calling from Ecuador once again.   I am glad to report that I am feeling a lot better! I got a good rest today, and that helped a lot.

The weather was quite changeable today.  We had a little rain, then sun, then snow, then sun again.  It's been a little crazy!  But, despite all that, the group summited this morning at 7 am! They left at 1 am early this morning and made it in just six hours.  These guys are really fast.  That’s great time!

I met the group at the hut on Cayambe thbis afternoon and brought them down to Hacienda Guachala.  So tonight it's going to be rest, relaxation, and a lot of good food, and tomorrow we’re heading to the hot springs.

Everyone’s doing very well – tired, but very excited to have summited beautiful Cayambe.  I’ll call again tomorrow."

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