Ecuador: Walter & Team Explore Papallacta

Posted by: Mike Walter | July 10, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Ecuador
Elevation: 14,500'

We’ve been enjoying the natural hot spring pools in Papallacta, even if it is a bit rainy. Yesterday we took an acclimatization hike up to around 14,500’, but only stayed out for about an hour and a half, as rain, snow, and wind drove us back to Papallacta. We’ve been sleeping at 11,000’ in Papallacta, so we’re definitely acclimating to the high altitude.
Today we’re off to base camp on Antisana, where we’ll set up tents and establish camp for two nights prior to our summit bid. We’re all looking forward to getting deeper into the mountains…

RMI Guide Mike Walter

The Ecuador team enjoying breakfast at Papallacta.  Photo: Mike Walter

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So incredibly proud of the entire team, and our guys, John and Ryan! Your commitment to this expedition is so inspiring. Stay safe!

Mom and Alessia

Posted by: Alessia Satterfield on 7/12/2013 at 10:30 am

so sad for you guys. darn winds that just wouldn’t ease up enough to let you make this summit. Glad you all are fine and made it back down safely. squeezes!

Posted by: Paula Hall on 7/12/2013 at 6:54 am

Hey Daddiooo.
I know you are doing fine ... maybe a LIL tired but don’t worry!!  Breath easy and when you get back we will climb Spirit Mountain together .. LOVE YOU ..  Lindsooooo

Posted by: Lindsey Hall on 7/11/2013 at 9:08 pm

sorry to hear about the setback. will be watching the summit challenges, best of luck to all. thx for the update.

Posted by: karen deeds on 7/11/2013 at 5:12 pm

I will be watching your summit attempt via ST in the morning. Good Luck!!

Posted by: Paula Hall on 7/11/2013 at 12:09 pm

you all are amazing. No rain is going to keep you from you training climb. Hope the weather clears up for Fridays big climb. hugs to all

Posted by: Paula Hall on 7/11/2013 at 10:22 am

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