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Ecuador’s Volcanoes: Cayambe Summit!

RMI Guides Casey Grom & Jason Thompson checked in this morning with the news that their team reached the summit of Cayambe (18,997’) at 7:10 a.m. local time today.  The team left the hut on Cayambe (15,330’) just after midnight with a low cloud layer above keeping them warm to about 17,000’.  The team climbed well with some steep and challenging conditions on the final approach to the summit.  They reported mostly cloudy skies and knee to ankle deep snow in places.  Unfortunately, the cloud cover obscured their views from the summit but they did take some time to celebrate their accomplishment before starting the descent.  Everyone is back to the Cayambe hut.  They are planning to pack up, load the vehicles and make their way down the mountain.  They will stop for lunch and then continue to Chilcabamba Eco Lodge where they will stay and rest the next two nights.

Congratulations to the team!


Comments (8)

What a great achievement! Congrats to my brother Charlie and the whole team!! IT is awesome to see photos and get these updates.

Posted by: Annmarie Eldering on

Papa - Everyone looks great.  Hope your climbs are all they would be.  Keep up the great work!  We miss you.  Michael and Gracie

Posted by: michael and gracie on

Outstanding Spence Dawg! Onward and upward…

Posted by: Kent Eischen on

Awesome!!  ... Great pics, but Spencer, why is everyone wearing a warm hat except for you??  Stay warm!!

Ti amo xoxo

Posted by: Karen Geiger on

way to go Craig H. see you at home.
God speed and safe summits!

Posted by: wallace on

Way to go, everyone! Good luck on the next one.

Posted by: Steven on

Well done team!  Congrats to all.  So Spence, might you save some energy for a Rainier trip in August?  You have me hungry following along here at home.

Posted by: Scott Arnold on

@Sterling.  Congratulations from all of us!!  Sue

Posted by: Sue Foreman on

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