EXPEDITION SKILLS SEMINAR - Ecuador: Ready for Summit bid on Cotopaxi

Posted by: Adam Knoff, Casey Grom | January 11, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Ecuador
Elevation: 15,000'

Hi Everyone,

Thanks to the Chilcabamba Eco Lodge the team has been well fed and all are well rested. After a leisurely breakfast the team finished packing for another climb before our ride arrived.  It took as an hour to reach the parking lot at 15,000’. We hiked for about 45 minutes to reach the hut at Cotopaxi which resembles a modern two story house.

All is well and the weather is improving. We will spend the next few hours playing cards, getting some sleep and plan to awake at midnight. If things go well we should arrive on the summit of Cotopaxi near sunrise. We will call from there if the mountain allows us to do so.

Wish us luck!

RMI Guides Casey Grom, Adam Knoff and Crew

Hut on Cotopaxi - RMI Photo Collection

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HOOOOOOORAH! Can’t wait to see the Summit picture!  and very happy to get the phone call.  Congratulations!  Rest now and eat…soon you will return to reality with a super accomplishment and memory.  Love, Mom

Posted by: Pat Gray on 1/12/2013 at 9:20 am

Glad to hear the weather is cooperating finally. Hope you were able to summit and if not, I’m sure you are having a blast! I am jealous and next time you can take me along just to be your interpreter!
Love you,
Tia Ginni

Posted by: Ginni Fennema on 1/11/2013 at 8:52 pm

Carpi Diem
Looks like alot of fun and work!
Congrats XO
D & J

Posted by: D & J on 1/11/2013 at 6:56 pm

Glad weather is improving..we need that Summit picture!
  Go for it guys and gals.  XO Mom

Posted by: Pat Gray on 1/11/2013 at 4:34 pm

Best of luck and hope that your group reaches the summit.

Posted by: Jane on 1/11/2013 at 2:39 pm

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