Cotopaxi Express:  Seth Waterfall & Team Take Acclimatization Hike

Posted by: | July 05, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Ecuador

Hey, this is Seth checking in from our Ecuadorian Hacienda Chilcabamba near Cotopaxi. We had a lovely day on the Illinizas acclimatizing.  Today we reached an elevation of just over 15,000 feet.  The group is doing great and today after having lunch at the Refugio de New Horizons we descended back to our van and drove over here to the hacienda.  We are about to have dinner and as I look out the window of the hacienda dining room I can just see Cotopaxi breaking out of the clouds. We were in mix of rain and hail for a little bit today with cloudy skies throughout the day.  Then just as we pulled up to our hacienda we got our first glimpse of the mountain.  We are all psyched to get rolling tomorrow and we are going to head up to the Cotopaxi Refugio and we’ll be there for two nights.

We will check in again soon.

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall

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Good job guys you are doing great I would never be able to climb this moutain like you guys are and you are really brave to sleep out there in the camp with noises and animals! I hope so far you had a good time climbing the moutain I miss you daddy. Keep up the good work and be brave not scard. P.S i read the blog everyday. Enjoy your climbing. I will let you go.
    Love, Alexa

Posted by: Alexa McClane on 7/7/2011 at 6:03 am

Looking forward to the details of the adventure. Be safe and enjoy every minute.

The Adair Avenue Hiking Club

Posted by: Keith Ellenberg on 7/6/2011 at 3:14 pm

Hoping the weather is with you and your climb spectacular

Posted by: Sherril Jarosch on 7/6/2011 at 11:35 am

Will be praying for better weather, as Cotopaxi is beautiful from the airplane window, it must be stunning from your perspective. Enjoy the adventure and stay safe! Please give my regards to the next president of Pakistan…..

Lyn Calloway (ps….Can’t wait to get up in the morning to read the blog! Thanks!)

Posted by: Lyn Calloway on 7/6/2011 at 5:04 am

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