Ecuador’s Volcanoes: Acclimating Hike on Cerro Fuya Fuya

Posted by: Jake Beren | January 13, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Ecuador
Elevation: 14,000'

Buenos Dias!  Today we loaded up our gear and left Quito, driving North on the Pan-American Highway to our next acclimatization hike on Cerro Fuya Fuya. Again in the clouds, we had openings on our way up that provided great views of Lago Fuya Fuya and Cerro Negra. Hiking through the mountain grasses, we ascended quickly as we followed a little steeper trail than yesterday. Again the team did well, standing on top of the volcanic remnants in a few hours, feeling strong at 14,000 feet above sea level.

After walking down the mountain and reloading the vehicles we rejoined the highway and made our way to the Hacienda San Luis, a beautiful hacienda to relax and prepare for our trip to the hut on Cayambe, our first big objective. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for continued luck here in the Mountains of Ecuador.

RMI Guide Jake Beren

An RMI team enjoying an acclimating hike in Ecuador. Ridgeline trail

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