Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Ecuador Expedition: January 3 - January 17, 2014

Ecuador Expedition: January 3 - January 17, 2014


Guides: Jose (Pepe) Landazuri
Climbers: Charles Perry, Fred Edwards, Donna Maloney and Andy O'Breslin

Trekkers descend from Gua Gua Pinchicha.  Jason Martin

Pepe called on Sunday, January 6 with the following report:


Hello,

This is Pepe
calling from Ecuador to let you know everything is going very well here as we work on acclimatization before our high altitude ascents. 

On our first full day together, Saturday, we went to the “Middle of the World,” where we straddled the equator, went to a museum, did a little walking, and had a very good lunch. Afterwards we made a short drive to a nearby volcanic peak and took an enjoyable hike in its crater.

Today, Sunday, we climbed Pasachoa (13,776’ / 4199 m). This is a strong ream, and we made very good time. We saw condors on the way up – really beautiful! They are huge and very graceful.
And now for Monday we are looking forward to climbing Guagua Pichincha (15,670’ / 4776m). That’s the news from here. I’ll just also say that this is a fun group, and we are having a very good time together!

More news soon,
Pepe


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