Cotopaxi Express: Beren & Team Acclimatize on Illiniza Norte

Posted by: Jake Beren, Ben Liken | February 03, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Ecuador
Elevation: 15,500'

Today gave us a chance to check out our rain skills…. We spent our time hiking to the Refugio de Horizontes on the Illinizas was great and somewhat dry. The weather was all over the place with showers and sun on a repeat cycle. But luckily the skies parted when we reached the hut and we were able to dry any wet layers and enjoy some time at 15 and a half thousand feet. A leisurely cruise back to the trail head, and it was off to the Chilcabamba Eco Lodge for the night.  We arrived at the lodge in a lightning storm and checked into pre-heated rooms and settled in for hearty meal and a good night’s rest. Tomorrow we ride higher and take our perch at the Jose Ribas on Cotopaxi. Wish us luck and good weather for the next few days.

RMI Guide Jake Beren

Chilcabamba Eco Lodge with Cotopaxi Behind.

RMI Guide Jake Beren checks in from the Cotopaxi Express Expedition.

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