Ecuador Volcanoes: Cayambe Summit!

Posted by: Casey Grom, Eric Frank | December 17, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Ecuador
Elevation: 18,997'

Hello everybody back home.  This is Casey Grom checking in from the Ecuador expedition.  Just wanted to let everyone know that we are standing on the summit of Cayambe right now!  Beautiful day, a little chilly though.  There’s a slight breeze.  We had a total of 10 climbers reach the summit…  One climber and one guide turned around at about 18,200’, just short of the summit.  It’s been a really long day.  The route is in good shape, but it’s just a really long route.  Took us six and 1/2 hours for the first group and about 7 hours and 45 minutes for the second wave of climbers to reach the summit.  Everyone’s been doing great, pushing real hard and are pretty tired.  We’re going to take a few minutes get something to eat and drink and start making our way back down…....... We look forward to talking with you soon.

RMI Guide Casey Grom

Descending from Cayambe's summit. Photo: Zeb Blais

Casey Grom calls from the Cayambe summit!

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