Ecuador: Walter & Team Ready for Chimborazo Summit Bid

Posted by: Mike Walter | July 14, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Ecuador

Mike Walter called today at 11:15am PST. The nearby volcano Tungurahua erupted yesterday. They are OK and received some spectacular views from the event. Tungurahua is on the opposite side of Chimborazo relative to the groups camp. While there was a lot of ash wrapping Chimborazo yesterday it is all below them in the clouds today. Mike and team are preparing for their summit attempt later tonight/early tomorrow morning. Mike said he will do his best to call from the summit. Wish them luck!

RMI Guide Mike Walter

Chimborazo in Ecuador. Photo: RMI Collection

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Anna, I heard that only two of the team summited. Did not hear which two. It was a very long ascent, 10hrs and another 9 to get back down. All made it back to camp. They are on their way to Quito now, so I am sure you will hear soon.

Posted by: Paula Hall on 7/16/2013 at 5:38 am

It has been 48 hours since i last heard about our climbing team. Are there any family members who have heard from them? I would appreciate an update,
Thank you Anna Satterfield

Posted by: Anna Satterfield on 7/16/2013 at 4:44 am

what an exciting event, so glad all are safe. just never know what can happen.  good luck for the rest of the climb.

Posted by: Karen Deeds on 7/15/2013 at 6:44 pm

Didn’t expect volcanic fireworks did you?!  Thinking of you William and your pals having fun, being safe and if you make the summit, that’s icing on the cake!

Good luck!! and hope all goes well!!!
Lots of love and good thoughts.

Posted by: Judy on 7/14/2013 at 7:09 pm

Sending good juju and thoughts for a great summit day on Chimborazo. Have fun, stay safe, and wave when you reach the summit. I will be climbing with you all again via Jeffrey’s Spot Tracker. See you at ~3AM

Posted by: Paula on 7/14/2013 at 6:42 pm

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