Ecuador: Team at Cotopaxi Hut Ready for Summit Attempt

Posted by: | July 31, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Ecuador

Hola from Ecuador,

We woke up to a beautiful morning with beautiful views of Cotopaxi.  We hung out at the Hacienda Chilcabamba, enjoying the breakfast and the sun.  We began the drive up to the parking lot, running in to a crazy hailstorm, thunder and lightning, and TONS of people.  The National Park is only an hour from Quito and is a popular weekend getaway for the locals.  Our driver, Victor, worked his magic with the bus and got us all the way up to the parking lot in the snow.  We then had dinner and hung out in the hut this afternoon. 

Everyone is settling in to go to bed now.  The team is psyched to get up and climb in the morning and is psyched to have guide Jaime Avila come climb with as well.  We will be climbing tonight and hope to be checking in from the summit tomorrow!

RMI Guide Maile Wade

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