Ecuador: Team Checks In

Posted by: | January 25, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Ecuador

We had a great climb of Iliniza Norte today. Conditions were good, a mix of rock and snow, with a steep scramble to the summit at ~16,500’. The weather was good- at times we were climbing in the clouds, and at others we had good views of other high peaks in Ecuador, including Antisana, Cayambe, and our next objective, Cotopaxi.
On the drive down from the climb today we were treated to two condors soaring above us. It was majestic to see their 10-foot wingspan backdropped against a verdant patchwork of Andean farm country.
We’re now headed to the hacienda Chilcabamba, where we will get a chance to shower and rest before heading up to the climbers’ hut on Cotopaxi tomorrow.
Everyone is doing great, and we give a big “hola” to everyone back home.
We’ll be in touch soon.
RMI Guide Mike Walter

Part of the RMI Team exposed on the ridge on summit day of the Illiniza Norte

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Hey Guys…Hope you are safe and having fun!
Tell my man I LOVE HIM!!!!
-MK

Posted by: MK on 1/26/2011 at 10:06 am

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