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Ecuador Seminar: Knoff and Team Visit Otavalo Market and Arrive at Cayambe Hut

After a relaxing evening enjoying traditionally prepared foods at La Casa Sol, we awoke to a peaceful morning.  Most of the team spent some time prior to breakfast drinking coffee and appreciating our perch above Otavalo.  Following breakfast we loaded the bus and headed into town to experience one of Ecuador's finest craft markets.

The market in Otavalo is full of traditional goods: alpaca garments, woven bags, various other textiles, chocolate (Ecuador is famous for artisan chocolate) and coffee amongst a variety of other goods.  Some team members spent most of their time sipping artisan coffee.  Others used a combination of broken Spanish and hand signals to haggle with vendors.  Once we all reconvened the bus drove us to our rendezvous with the 4x4 trucks that would take us to the refuge on Cayambe.

We are now moved in and situated for the next two days.  Sunday will consist of basic mountaineering skills training review.  The plan is to wrap up early and wake up during the night to climb Cayambe.  The entire team is getting acclimated and itching to give our first big objective a go!

RMI Guide Adam Knoff


Comments (4)

Great news that all are enjoying the culture and ready to roll up Cayambe. Best to all of the team! Keep the pics and news coming!

Posted by: Jill Klores on

Packers are winning! Safe travels uphill to the team! Sending love ❤️

Posted by: Christine Hoag on

We appreciate your updates and wish you all a great day tomorrow! Be safe!!

Posted by: Debbie Hochstein on

Thank you for such great postings. Best of luck on your climbs. Mom

Posted by: Jane Knoff on

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