Friday, January 12, 2018

2018 Ecuador Cayambe/ Cotopaxi Skills Expedition (Jan. 5 - 19, 2018) Dispatch 1

January 11th Dispatch

Climbers: Matty R., Michael J., Chris C., Sonja P., Hannah G.

Guide: Franklin Varela

Yesterday, the group successfully climbed Cayambe in perfect weather. Conditions on the glacier were not the best (the phone connection was poor and we couldn’t understand all of the details). Everyone is really happy about the climb.

After the ascent they drove down from the hut to Hacienda Guachala for what they called “some very good food and some very great sleep!”

After an easy morning and a big breakfast, they drove south to Cotopaxi National Park, and they are now heading for the beautiful lodge of Tambopaxi where they will stay for the night. They’ll have a great view of Cotopaxi, which is their next climbing goal.

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