Tuesday, July 24, 2018

2018 Ecuador Cotopaxi Skills Expedition and Chimborazo Ascent (June 29 - July 9, 2018) Dispatch 2

Guide: Fredy Tipan

Climbers: Peter G., and Sean S.

Dispatch from Days 10-15:

Fredy called while the group was traveling from Chimborazo back to Quito. Fredy said:

"We had a fantastically successful trip, overall. The weather was great, for the most part, and we were able to summit Cotopaxi and Chimborazo!"

Fredy then put Peter on the phone with the following message:

"Everything about this trip has been absolutely wonderful. The weather has been fabulous.

We did have to turn around about 300 feet from the summit of Cayambe due to a bad snowpack. I believe Romel made a good call by having us turnaround and I felt very safe with all of the guides' decision making throughout the trip.

The summit of Cotopaxi was a bit windy, but otherwise a smooth climb. Our climbing day on Chimborazo was an absolute blue-bird day without any wind! We decided to stay the extra night near Chimborazo because the countryside is so beautiful and we wanted to spend more time near the glacier, so we did not go to BaƱos.

I want to tell everyone at home that Ecuador is a beautiful country to visit! The culture is fascinating and the countryside has more shades of green than I have ever seen in my life. I recommend everyone visits."

No comments: