Cotopaxi Express:  Summit Day!

Posted by: Ben Liken, Jake Beren | February 06, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Ecuador
Elevation: 19,348'

Boy did we luck out this morning! 

After three days of being totally obscured, Cotopaxi was out and about in the stars when we woke up. The team assembled for breakfast and loaded packs for what would be a long and successful day of climbing. Breaking trail all the way up, navigating through crevasses and seracs, and enjoying spectacular views and unpredictable weather gave us a full value day in the mountains. Safely up, our thoughts turned to getting safely down and the team made it happen.

Now we are showering at the Hacienda La Cienega and getting set for a victory meal!  Thanks to everyone back home, we’ll see you soon.

RMI Guide Jake Beren

The RMI January 31st team ascending Cotopaxi.  Photo: Jake Beren The RMI January 31st team on the summit of Cotopaxi, 19,348 ft.  Photo: Jake Beren


RMI Guide Jake Beren checks in after their successful summit day.

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What a day!  Congrats to all, gratitude to team leaders.  Good news from the real world:  former REI Chief named Secretary of the Interior by an enlightened President.

Posted by: nsb on 2/7/2013 at 8:38 am

Awesome job, fantastic news so proud of you barbara thank you to the whole team for having a safe climb. See you soon, very happy for all of you, great pic. Jay R. in Kalispell Montana.

Posted by: Jay R. on 2/6/2013 at 3:07 pm

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