Wednesday, November 16, 2016
2017 Ecuador Cayambe/Antisana Skills Expedition (November 4-18) - Dispatch 7
November 16th Dispatch
Rasmus Mikkel Munter Lassen
Guide: Romel Sandoval
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 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 what they'd like to do . 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.