Cotopaxi Express: Nugent & Team Ready for Summit Bid

Posted by: Billy Nugent | July 05, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Ecuador
Elevation: 16,000'

Hey everybody, it’s Billy calling in with another dispatch here from the Jose Ribas Hut on Cotopaxi. We went out on the glacier today out and did some training. Got ourselves back up to speed with all the fun stuff in a typical climbing school: cramponing, ice axe arrest and basically getting used to working with our tips. The crew did really well despite the high elevation. We just had a great meal here, courtesy of the caretakers at the hut and we are going to be early. We are getting up in the middle of the night to take a crack at the summit. So right now I’m outside looking at nothing but stars. We are hoping this weather holds for us… We’ll see what happens and we’ll give you a call tomorrow and let everybody know what came of us. Signing off for now.

RMI Guide Billy Nugent

RMI Guide Billy Nugent checks in from the Jose Ribas Hut on Cotopaxi

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