Ecuador Seminar: Adam Knoff & Team Start Off in Quito

Posted by: Adam Knoff, Nick Hunt | January 08, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Ecuador

Hello blog followers for the freshly started Ecuador Skills Seminar.  Adam Knoff here, I am the team’s fearless leader and occasional dispatch sender.

As our group assembled this morning for our first full team meeting, there were no delusions about rule number one of international travel- expect the unexpected.  Half of us are still missing bags, one of our team members hasn’t even arrived yet and the weather forecast for the next three days looks more unsettled than the streets of Quito.

I am pleased to say despite all these immediate challenges, everyone is in good spirits and excited to face the adventures ahead.  But one day at a time right?  After breakfast and a nice team orientation meeting, we all piled into a comfy bus and took a roundabout tour of some of Quito’s classic sites.  From the old town we headed north to the Mitad del Mundo, or middle of the world, for some wacky equator tricks and small history lesson of this magical line.

Now back in the hotel we are resting up for a nice family dinner tonight and our first push to altitude tomorrow. 

Stay Tuned. 

RMI Guide Adam Knoff

Beautiful Quito from the Virgin of Quito. Photo: Adam Knoff Chasing pigeons in the square. Photo: Adam Knoff

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Hey Shannon—Good luck and safe hiking…Bush

Posted by: Bush on 1/14/2014 at 4:51 am

Hope you are all well. Love Dad.

Posted by: Nick Boekenoogen on 1/9/2014 at 8:06 pm

Go Team!  Shannon - you are my hero!  Love, M

Posted by: Betsy Brand on 1/9/2014 at 10:06 am

Best of luck in you adventure Adam.  Hope to see you back in Bozeman soon for some ice.

Posted by: Gary Butcher on 1/9/2014 at 3:35 am

Go Jen go!  We are all very excited about your adventure. Safe climbing to your Ecuador family.  Love Mom, Ken and Pepere.

Posted by: Terry Bollenback on 1/8/2014 at 3:57 pm

You all have fun and be careful Take care of my little girl.

Posted by: Nick Boekenoogen on 1/8/2014 at 2:14 pm

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