Ecuador’s Volcanoes: Team Explores Quito

Posted by: Ben Liken, Jake Beren | February 10, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Ecuador

Buenos Dias from Ecuador!  The team arrived last night ahead of schedule, with all our gear and we hit the town running today. After a team meeting this morning, we loaded up on coffee and breakfast and took a short drive to the equator to perform a few experiments. After some testing we were able to verify the precise location of the Middle of the World and head to lunch. Post traditional Equadorian food, we returned to the Southern Hemisphere to explore the Old Town of Quito. We were able to get some great views of the city from the ramparts of the Basilica before an afternoon lightning storm encouraged our descent. The Guilded Church, Presidential Palace and Virgin of Quito followed and we returned to the hotel for some rest before a gear check and dinner. Off to a great start down here!

RMI Guides Jake Beren & Ben Liken

The Basilica, Quito Ecuador.

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Congrats to the team for a successful climb today, complete with a Carunculated Caracara sighting! Very cool bird! Keep up the good work!

Posted by: Caroline on 2/11/2013 at 2:36 pm

Me too—sending good thoughts to my hubs and friends on this adventure.  Keep us posted!

Posted by: Christina on 2/11/2013 at 9:26 am

Following your itinerary daily and praying you all through the trip! Have fun!

Posted by: Patsy on 2/11/2013 at 4:27 am

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