- Melissa Arnot
- Alex Barber
- Bridget Belliveau
- Jake Beren
- Zeb Blais
- Katrina Bloemsma
- Katie Bono
- Lance Colley
- Sean Collon
- Leon Davis
- Elias de Andres Martos
- Pepper Dee
- Mark Falender
- Leah Fisher
- Lindsay Fixmer
- Eric Frank
- Steve Gately
- JM Gorum
- Casey Grom
- Billy Haas
- Dave Hahn
- Walter Hailes
- Mike Haugen
- Andy Hildebrand
- Joe Horiskey
- Nick Hunt
- Tyler Jones
- JJ Justman
- Andrew Kiefer
- Mike King
- Adam Knoff
- Caleb Ladue
- Ben Liken
- Josh Maggard
- Paul Maier
- Linden Mallory
- Lindsay Mann
- Jeff Martin
- Stoney Molina
- Chase Nelson
- Billy Nugent
- Brent Okita
- Tyler Reid
- Kel Rossiter
- Geoff Schellens
- Mike Soucy
- Garrett Stevens
- Mark Tucker
- Mike Uchal
- Pete Van Deventer
- Alex Van Steen
- Ed Viesturs
- Christina von Mertens
- Mike Walter
- Seth Waterfall
- Solveig Waterfall
- Peter Whittaker
- Win Whittaker
- Robby Young
Cotopaxi Express: Acclimatization Hike in the Illinizas
Hello everybody back home, this is Casey Grom checking in from the Cotopaxi Express Ascent. Today we left the busy city of Quito and traded in for a little rustic countryside visit. We did a short acclimatization hike on the Illinizas where we reached just over 15,500’. Everybody did fantastic and we even got to use our gore-tex jackets with fresh snow falling on us today. We have since descended and have retreated to the Hacienda Chilcabamba where we have just finished a delicious meal and great conversation. Everyone seems to be doing really well and everyone’s relaxing right now inside. We are looking forward to some clear skies tomorrow and a nice view of Cotopaxi.
That’s all for now and we will check in again tomorrow.
RMI Guide Casey Grom checks in from Ecuador.
Great job guys! I wish I were there to celebrate with you. It was great to meet all the guys on the climb & Casey & Adam.
Posted by: Rejan on 12/16/2011 at 8:25 am
GO BILLY!!! So proud of you! We will be praying for you and your team that you all may have a SAFE expedition!!!
Posted by: The Terry's on 12/16/2011 at 8:19 am
Amaazing climb! Billy, so proud of you & happy for you to complete this goal. Continue to be safe. Conrats to the entire team!
Diana & Howard
Posted by: Diana Weaver on 12/16/2011 at 5:38 am
I have just watched the team climb and reach the Summit. I am so impressed with the work and drive that took and proud of you, Billy. I know you will all continue to be safe on the way down and will never forget that experience. I know I won’t and I have just been watching from my family room. Congrats to all of you!
Posted by: Sue Campbell on 12/16/2011 at 4:30 am
Friday… is the big day!!!!!! Everyone will reach the summit of Cotopaxi’ mountain !!! Good luck to everyone!!!! I am cheering for you my Charlie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: simona fioravanti on 12/15/2011 at 11:14 pm
Good luck Chuck and to all your new friends. Hope you recover enough to see the Redskins put a whoop ass on your Giants Sunday!
Posted by: Bob Engel on 12/15/2011 at 7:37 pm
Loving the blogs…..We’ll be watching the trackers tonight! Good luck James and Billy and all the Mike’s and Bill’s:) Love to all!
Posted by: Kristi on 12/15/2011 at 7:12 pm
Love the blogs…the updates have been great! Thinking about everyone and can’t wait to hear about the adventures. Good luck Scottie, Michael, and Bill! Love you!
Posted by: Emily Hill on 12/15/2011 at 8:19 am
Thanks for the updates, Casey! Please tell Bill, Scottie and Michael to do their very best! We love those guys. And everyone: be safe and have fun!
Posted by: Susan Hill on 12/15/2011 at 7:06 am
Travel safe. Post some pictures and have a good time.
Posted by: Jack on 12/14/2011 at 8:19 pm
It is really nice to receive your blogs. Seems as if all is going very well. Good luck to the team! I am cheering for you Billy, I know you are fulfilling a dream and we are behind you. Love you, Mom
Posted by: Sue Campbell on 12/14/2011 at 4:10 pm
Very cool Casey. Madeline, Owen, and I are planning this trip fro next summer, we can’t wait. Stay safe.
Posted by: Dennis Friske on 12/14/2011 at 1:00 pm
Thanks so much for the update ! I am so proud of the Team and Charlie!!
Posted by: simona fioravanti on 12/14/2011 at 11:52 am
We love the blog updates, Casey! Keep them coming! Stay safe Cotopaxi Team - we love you Michael, Scottie and Dad and we’re so proud of you all!!!
Posted by: Courtney Froelich on 12/14/2011 at 11:45 am