Cotopaxi Express:  Team on the Summit

Posted by: Casey Grom | December 16, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Ecuador
Elevation: 19,348'

Hey everybody, this is Casey from RMI checking in from the Cotopaxi Express Ascent. We are currently on the summit of Cotopaxi with everyone!  We are 100% today.  It was a tough climb and took just over 7 and a half hours.  A little bit of new snow, definitely some slow going.  Everyone did fantastic. Not too much of a view right now. We’re actually up here in the clouds and can’t really see much other than our little faces.  Everybody is doing well. Our plan is to take a few photos up here and then start back to the hut.  We will check in a little later on today.

RMI Guide Casey Grom

The team at Chilcabamba Eco Lodge. At first light on summit day. The last steep section before the summit.


RMI Guide Casey Grom calls from the summit of Cotopaxi!

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Congrats Everyone, I am not a big fan of climbing but I was excited to watch you ascend to the Summit and learned that it is truly a team sport. Good work and enjoy the next day relaxing. Love you, Billy C

Posted by: Sue Campbell on 12/17/2011 at 12:48 pm

Congratulations Michael!  Stay safe!

Posted by: Betsy Moore on 12/16/2011 at 7:16 pm

Sweet success! Was there any doubt? Love you, Billy, Scottie and Michael…come home safely to us. We’ll look forward to the stories by the fire with some excellent wine…sound good?

Posted by: Susan Hill on 12/16/2011 at 6:45 pm

Bravo Charlie!!! I knew you could do it, so proud of you!!!! Can’t wait to talk to you !!!! Congratulations to everyone, great achievement!!! have safe trip back.

Posted by: simona fioravanti on 12/16/2011 at 5:15 pm

Congratulations Scottie, Michael & Bill!  We love you….relax and enjoy now!!

Posted by: Emily Hill on 12/16/2011 at 1:10 pm

Just fantastic that everyone made it!!!  Can’t wait to see the photos.  Have a safe trip down, and celebrate at the hut!  Great accomplishment, Chuck.

Posted by: Charley Knauff on 12/16/2011 at 12:25 pm

Congratulations team, what an amazing accomplishment!  Where to next?  Enjoy savoring this over a nice hot meal and some beverages.  We’ll pass the word, looking forward to you safe return Chuck.

Posted by: Bob Engel on 12/16/2011 at 12:09 pm

Congratulations! We’re so happy for all of you! We’re spreading the good news to all of our family and friends. Stay safe and enjoy a few beers in the hut - you deserve it!

Posted by: Courtney Froelich on 12/16/2011 at 11:01 am

Congratulations! We are so happy for all of you! We’re spreading the good news to all of our family and friends. Stay safe and enjoy a few beers at the hut - you deserve it!

Posted by: Courtney Froelich on 12/16/2011 at 10:58 am

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