Ecuador: Mike Walter & Team Arrive and Start Acclimating

Posted by: Mike Walter | July 08, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Ecuador
Elevation: 15,400'

Our climbing team has all arrived in Ecuador, and we just got back from our first acclimatization hike up Rucu Pichincha, a 15,400’ volcano outside of Quito. Now we’re traveling to the town of Papallacta, well-known for its natural hot springs, for another acclimatization hike.

Everyone is doing great with the rapid increase in altitude, but we all felt the thin air and were huffing and puffing up above 15,000’.

Thanks for checking in. We’ll be in touch…

RMI Guide Mike Walter

The team's view from Rucu Pichincha. Photo: Mike Walter Walter and team descending Rucu Pichincha. Photo: Mike Walter

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What a great blog.  Makes me a little less frightened to get all this information.  Good luck tonight.  Please be careful and come home !,

Posted by: Barbara on 7/14/2013 at 8:06 pm

Keep us posted! Be careful, enjoy and tell my brother Bob to we are all thinking of him!!!!!Joan

Posted by: Joan on 7/9/2013 at 7:52 am

We kept an eye on your first trek via Spot Tracker. Glad y’all are feeling good. Thanks for the updates. Looking forward to more. Good Luck.

Posted by: Paula Hall on 7/9/2013 at 4:39 am

Thanks for the update, Mike. Glad to hear all is well.
My brother Bob is part of your team. So proud of what this team has accomplished in the past and am looking forward to the pictures and stories from this trip.
Karen

Posted by: Karen Deeds on 7/8/2013 at 7:47 pm

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