Monday, December 24, 2012

#6 - Ecuador High Altitude Expedition - Dec. 14th- 28th, 2012

Climber: Michael Radin (Lynnwood, WA)

Guide: Jose (Pepe) Landazuri

"Hi, this is Pepe calling from Ecuador!

Today Michael and I climbed Cotopaxi. We had a really nice climb the weather was spectacular and conditions were ideal for climbing. We left camp at 1 and made it to the summit at 4:30, so it was a very, very good time, very, very fast. Only 3.5 hours to the summit. We got down in one hour, and now we are enjoying the Hacienda Cienega. I love this old colonial hacienda!

I never get tired of coming here. Michael is enjoying it too, it's a wonderful place for resting today after an early morning climb. Tomorrow we are going to leave at ten to drive to the Chimborazo National Reserve. We are tired and are going to rest, but tomorrow we are excited to be going to the south. Climbing Chimborazo will be an excellent finish for this already highly successful trip."

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