Cotopaxi Express: Team Makes Acclimatization Hike in Ilinizas

Posted by: Mike Walter | July 03, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Ecuador

Yesterday we had a great acclimatization hike up to the climbers’ hut on the Iliniza mountains. This hike brought us up to an altitude above 15,000’ once again, and will help prepare us for moving higher on Cotopaxi. After the hike, we transferred to the wonderful Hacienda Chilcabamba for the night. Chilcabamba is a beautiful, tranquil hacienda located just outside of Cotopaxi National Park. With the quiet surroundings and the great food, it’s a perfect place to relax before heading up to Cotopaxi.
Today, we’re off to the climbers’ hut on Cotopaxi, where we’ll spend two nights preparing for our summit attempt. Everyone is doing well, and we seem to be acclimatizing well to the high altitude. We’ll keep you posted from Cotopaxi.

Hast luego…
RMI Guide Mike Walter

The RMI Cotopaxi Express Team outside of the Iliniza Refugio during acclimatization hike.  Photo: Mike Walter

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Joe - Guess who got her first card today (10 of spades).  :)  I miss you and love you.  You all have a wonderful time and be safe!

Posted by: Nasrin on 7/4/2013 at 2:10 pm

Thanks for the update! Dad/Larry - enjoy the next few days! Thinking of you.

Posted by: Jen on 7/4/2013 at 9:35 am

Always enjoy watching your adventures. Have fun and stay safe.

Posted by: Mary on 7/3/2013 at 7:34 pm

Joe, have a safe and enjoyable trip to the summit . Thanks Mike for the updates Mom and Dad

Posted by: daniel Dodge on 7/3/2013 at 12:40 pm

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