Climbers: Sam Kisson, Robert Gay, Tom O’Connell, Dennis Uhlir, Matt Donnelly
Benno called at 8:00pm Ecuador and US Eastern time with this message:
Today was gorgeous. We didn't have any wind at all, and we had clear skies the entire way! Wow it was great to be up high. Everyone was so happy!
Friday we are driving south to go to Cotopaxi. We’ll stay for one night at a lodge near the mountain and then move up to the hut at the base of the mountain.
Dyan at the AAI office has read me all the messages that friends and family have written on the dispatch blog.
OK, that's it for now. We are happy and healthy and have had an excellent experience on this beautiful mountain. We'll mostly be resting and enjoying the beautiful countryside, but I'll try to call Friday with a little update. We plan to eat well and rest well! Bye for now."