Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Ecuador High Altitude Expedition #6: Dispatch 11 – Summit Success on Chimborazo!

Ecuador High Altitude Expedition
February 18 to March 4, 2011

Climbers: Sam Kisson, Robert Gay, Tom O’Connell, Dennis Uhlir, Matt DonnellLead Guide: Benno SchlaurAssistant Guide: Ramiro Garrid

March 2, 201

Benno called at 8:38am Ecuador and US Eastern time with this message

8:38 AM
Hello! This is Benno calling you from the summit of Chimborazo!

[VERY WINDY, can’t hear anything, signal lost]
9:15 am

This is Benno again, I lost the signal, last time I called.

Right now we are still on the summit getting amazing views!  It's really windy so I'll need to call again later with details

I’ll call you again and let you know what happens.

We reached . . . we went all the way to the main summit . . . .

Excellent conditions, good snow . . . .

We can see all the peaks in Ecuador and out over the Amazon.  It's amazingly beautiful.  We're all well and extremely happy to be here.

Ciao Ciao


1 comment:

Annie Donnelly said...

Yay!! Congratulations climbers. What an amazing accomplishment! Hope you are all safe and warm by now.