Monday, February 21, 2011
Ecuador High Altitude Expedition #6: Dispatch 2
Ecuador High Altitude Expedition
February 18 to March 4, 2011
Climbers: Sam Kisson, Robert Gay, Tom O’Connell, Dennis Uhlir, Matt Donnelly
Lead Guide: Benno Schlauri
Assistant Guide: Ramiro Garrido
February 21, 2011
Benno called at 6:00 am Ecuador and US Eastern time with this update:
We had a really good time yesterday on Pasachoa. The conditions were great, and we could see all the surrounding volcanoes like Antisana and the Illinizas. On our ascent to the summit, everyone did very well – there were no headaches or any other discomforts for the group. We’re off to an excellent start.
We’re all looking forward to Gua Gua Pichincha today. We’ll take the cable car up to 13,000 feet then hike up from there to the 15,360-foot summit from there. We’re in Quito at the moment, it’s early in the morning, and it’s actually misting right now. But the weather forecast is pretty good, so hopefully it will stop, and we’ll have a dry climb.
Ok, ta-ta and talk to you soon!