Cotopaxi Express: Ready for Summit Attempt in the Morning
Hey this is Seth and the Cotopaxi Express team checking in from the Jose Ribas Hut on Cotopaxi. Overnight we had a lot of winds move in with clouds and some snow. Was a tough night for those trying for the summit. During the day today the wind has continued but the clouds are in-and-out and we are hopeful that we get a lull in the wind and we can try to punch it for the summit tonight. We had a nice day of training. Walked up about 45 minutes to over 16,000’ at the toe of the glacier and did a bunch of training. Practiced our self-arrest skills and rope work and the team is psyched. I think we are going to try to head out between midnight and 2 a.m. this morning headed for the summit. And we’ll call in and let you know.. hopefully we’ll call you from the top. Hope all is well back home. Take care.
RMI Guide Seth Waterfall
Seth Waterfall checks in from the Jose Ribas Hut on Cotopaxi