Ecuador’s Volcanoes: The Team Readies for Cayambe Summit Bid

Posted by: Eric Frank, Casey Grom | December 16, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Ecuador
Elevation: 15,300'

Hello, this is Eric Frank and the Ecuador crew checking in from climber’s hut here on Cayambe at 15,300’. The sun’s just gone down and we had a pretty restful day.  We slept late this morning, had a big breakfast, and then climbed for about an hour and a half to get up to the toe of the glacier.  We trained for a couple hours, talked about the climb and then came back to have a big dinner.  We’re hoping to be in bed in the next thirty minutes. And we’ll be getting up in the middle of the night to make our attempt to climb Cayambe.  So check back tomorrow, hopefully will be giving a call down sometime in the mid morning to early afternoon to let everyone know how things are going. Have a great night.

RMI Guide Eric Frank

Cayambe. Photo: Jeff Hall

RMI Guide Eric Frank checks in from Cayambe.

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Looks like Kristen and Chris made it.  It looks beautiful. Glad to see everyone is OK.  Love to all and stay safe.

Posted by: SaSa on 12/17/2012 at 8:30 pm

Hi Scott & Kelly,
looks like you have a great team and leader to take on the summit. I am so glad the weather has been good. Excited to see the pics from the summit. Keep on treking…

Posted by: Keith Kite on 12/17/2012 at 6:37 am

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