Cotopaxi Express: Walter & Team Acclimatize on Rucu Pichincha

Posted by: Mike Walter | July 01, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Ecuador
Elevation: 15,413'

We experienced some thin air on our first acclimatization hike today, as we climbed Rucu Pichincha, a volcano that sits just to the west of Quito. At 15,413’, it was certainly a new altitude record for some climbers on our team. Everyone did well on the climb. Tomorrow we will leave Quito and head south for our next acclimatization hike going up to the climbers’ hut on the Illiniza mountains. We’ll be in touch with our progress…

RMI Guide Mike Walter

The trail on Rucu Pichincha. Photo: Jake Beren Quito from Rucu Pichincha. Photo: Mike Walter

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