Wednesday, November 16, 2016

2017 Ecuador Cayambe/Antisana Skills Expedition (November 4-18) - Dispatch 7

November 16th Dispatch

Climbers:
Mikko Lautala
Rasmus Mikkel Munter Lassen

Guide:  Romel Sandoval

Hello!

Mikko, Rasmus, and I are now resting at the hotel in Banos, on the edge of the Amazon Basin. We summited Chimborazo, today, reaching the top of the 20,703 ft peak at 6:00am. It truly was an incredible climb, featuring ice ramps, snow bridges, sections of icefall, and amazing views.

Today was quite a work out – Chimborazo is a very big mountain (!!), so tomorrow is a rest / recreation day for our small team.  Mikko and Rasmus are both doing well and they are very happy about our success together.  They will decide tonight what they'd like to do tomorrow.  They may want to do some white-water rafting or some mountain biking (especially if it is downhill!).

I'll put Rasmus on to say a few words: "We had a fantastic climb, today, on Chimborazo, and especially enjoyed the amazing sunrise. It was a little windy, but absolutely beautiful. Now we are resting at the hotel. There is a spectacular flower garden, here, and tomorrow I look forward to taking pictures of all the hummingbirds."


We will plan to call, again, on Friday.


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