Cotopaxi Express: Walter and Team Summit Rucu Pichincha

Posted by: | June 30, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Ecuador
Elevation: 15,400'

Our team had a great day today, tackling our first acclimatization climb in good style. We climbed to the summit of Rucu Pichincha, a 15,400’ volcano outside of Quito. The views were grand as we ascended in the rare air of high altitude.

Everyone did great (we were all breathing hard up there!), and we look forward to moving out of the comfort of the city life tomorrow, heading south, and getting another acclimatization hike under our belts.

We’ll touch base again tomorrow. Thanks for checking in!

RMI Guide Mike Walter

The RMI team with the summit of Rucu Pichincha in the background.  Photo: Mike Walter

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Looks like a wonderful day! Have a great climb tomorrow and stay safe.

Posted by: Gayle on 6/30/2014 at 7:10 pm

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