Ecuador: Nugent & Team Acclimatize on Cerro Fuya Fuya

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Garrett Stevens | February 15, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Ecuador
Elevation: 13,986'

After one last night in Babylon (Quito) the gang packed up and hit the road for what will become our journey to Cayambe. We passed through several small towns on our way to the day’s acclimatization hike on Cerro Fuya Fuya. A small hand-cobbled country road led us up into a deep caldera filled with a beautiful lake. From there we began our march upward through tall grass meadows towards Fuya Fuya’s summit on the rim of the crater. A short couple hours of hiking and scrambling brought us to el cumbre at just above 4,100 m. Unfortunately, the views weren’t quite as spectacular as our jaunt on Pichincha because of clouds, but they’d occasionally part and give us glimpses of the green slopes and the lake below. After a quick descent we hustled back to the bus and headed back towards Otavalo where we posted up for the night at the beautiful Casa Sol guest house. We’re enjoying a last night in a real bed before heading for the big hill tomorrow. 


RMI Guide Billy Nugent

Road to Cerro Fuya Fuya. Photo: Jake Beren An RMI team's view on the Cerro Fuya Fuya hike. Photo: Billy Nugent

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Fatima, This is another great adventure!!!

Posted by: Debbi LaPrevotte on 2/15/2014 at 5:10 pm

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