Ecuador’s Volcanoes: Nugent & Team Ready to Climb Cayambe

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Katie Bono | January 13, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Ecuador
Elevation: 15,300'

After a difficult night of sleep, we woke to mostly clear skies and enjoyed our first views of Cayambe up close and most of the other major volcanoes poking out of the clouds in the distance. It was the perfect mood elevator after a rough first night at altitude and very loud bunkmates in the refugio who treated us to a nice and prolonged wake up in the middle of the night. Well, tonight it will be our turn because after today’s training on the glacier we are prepared to take a crack at summiting Cayambe VERY early tomorrow morning. The team is anxious but ready!  Wish us luck!

RMI Guide Billy Nugent

Cayambe 18,997 ft. RMI Guide Billy Nugent cooking in the refugio on Cayambe.

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“May the trail rise to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
May the snow fall soft after your decent.
And until we meet again may the mountain spirits hold you in the palm of their hand.”

-Slightly modified Irish Blessing

Carpe Diem MontaƱeros :)

Posted by: Saint Patrick on 1/14/2013 at 12:29 pm

Isn’t Morning a Great Thing?!!  Have Fun!!!!  Our spirits are with you All!

Posted by: Deb on 1/14/2013 at 9:02 am

Good luck on the first summit bid to Meredith and the whole team!
Have fun and keep taking care if yourself!

Posted by: Geoff on 1/13/2013 at 9:54 pm

Sorry you had a bad night. Hoping today was great! Thinking of you constantly. Can’t wait to get details. Be safe! Love Mom

Posted by: Debbie on 1/13/2013 at 5:24 pm

go team best of luck in the morning we will be watching for the blog

Posted by: mom Lise on 1/13/2013 at 3:06 pm

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