Second Day of Acclimatization Hikes in Ecuador

Posted by: | June 21, 2010
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Ecuador
Elevation: 15,700 ft.

We left Quito this morning and traveled south on the Panamerican highway, headed for the Iliniza volcanoes for another training hike. We hiked to an altitude of 15,700’, where we took a break in the Iliniza climbing hut. After descending, we drove to the beautiful and rustic Chilcabamba Hacienda, nestled on the flanks of Cotopaxi. Tomorrow we’ll head up to the climbers’ hut on Cotopaxi and get in position for our summit attempt. Everyone is doing well. Saludos from Robin, Sherman, Sean, & Mike!

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