Tuesday, December 1, 2015

November 20 - 29, 2015 Cayambe – Antisana Skills Expedition, Ecuador – Dispatch 6

Cayambe – Antisana Skills Expedition

Lead Guides: Jeremy Devine and Romel Sandoval

Climbers: Catherine H., Graham K., Richard L., Melissa L., Hernando M., Jason M., Thomas W., Hallie Z., Andrew Z.

AAI Ecuador Expedition Team enjoying their rest day split
between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres

Recieved November 30, 2015

"Yesterday was anexcellent travel and rest day, we had a relaxing afternoon and another brilliant dinner.

This morning some folks went for horseback rides and others went to go see the endangered Andean Condors in the Antisana Reserve. This afternoon we loaded up on food and suplies and headed to our basecamp for Antisana.

The hike in today was about ~1.5 hour to get into our camp, with light packs.
There was a threatening thunderstorm to the west, but it never quite made it here to Antisana, so we stayed dry.

We just had a delicious dinner at our Antisana base camp, everyone is about to turn in and get some sleep before our 11 pm wake up time.

It is currently a bit cloudy but seems to be clearing. Hopfully it will be nice and clear for our midnight climb time. Thinking it will be a 12hr round trip climbing day, similar to our ascent of Cayambe.

Everyone is in good spirits and we are all looking forward to tackling another Andean peak. We’ll update you guys when we get down from Antisana."

Jeremy Devine

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