The Alpine Ascents climbers have arrived to the base of Cotopaxi, the second highest mountain in Ecuador. They are getting ready for their summit attempt tonight. The climbers are feeling optimistic and highly motivated. The mountain is clear but it still looks windy up there. We are keeping our fingers crossed for the wind to subside. Wishing the team a great and safe climb! More soon. Stay tuned.
PS.- They all say hi to family and friends
Hello family and friends! We want to welcome to Ecuador the team members Amy and Jeb, Elizabeth and Daniel, Ashley, Austin, David, Jason and Matthew. They are all doing well and acclimating to the altitude in order to attempt the three highest mountains in Ecuador: Cayambe, Cotopaxi and Chimborazo. As part of their acclimatization process, they all summited Ruco Pichincha, an old volcano located in the vacinity of the Ecuadorian capital city: Quito. The summit of this rocky peak (15,413 feet) was a new altitude record for some team members. Congratulations!
They have just completed a second acclimatization hike through a spectacular group of mountain lakes and are currently enjoying the most beautiful hot springs in the country.
Tomorrow, they are moving to the Cayambe basecamp. This big volcano is the third highest mountain in the Ecuadorian Andes. They are all excited and motivated!
Please follow their climbs. More soon!