Monday, July 10, 2017

2017 Ecuador Cayambe/Antisana Skills Expedition and Chimborazo Extension (June 30 - July 14) Dispatch 3

July 8th Dispatch:

Climbers: Jonathan Myers, Sandee Myers, Calvin Hartman

Guide: Jaime Avila

Jaime sent an email June 8 with the following update:

Good Morning!

The Internet and cellular transmissions have been very difficult down here, and I’m sorry not to be able to reach you earlier.

Here below are some photos of Fuya Fuya.

It was an easy hike of a good length, and we enjoyed it! Mostly is was walking and a little scrambling higher up, but we used a rope for protection on the last part just below the summit. It was a little windy once again. We had some good views, especially of the lake below us and across some beautiful flowing grasslands that are typical of this area.

After the climb we went back to Otavalo where we stopped for lunch at a nice pizza and sandwich place. We were all very hungry!!!!

We went back to our hotel, and after a shower and a short nap, we went out to have dinner in a kind of Italian-Ecuadorian Restaurant. The food was really good, everyone agreed!!!

Now, we're having breakfast and about to leave La Casa Sol. Everyone is in good spirits and ready to go back to Cayambe, where we hope the weather help us this time.

We’ll be back in touch on late on Sunday the 9th or on Monday.

Hasta luego!

Three of us heading up towards Fuya Fuya.

A second view with two of us far left and another lake way below us.

On the summit of Fuya Fuya and great to be there!

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