Team Sí se puede set some personal altitude records at 15,700 feet practicing glacier skills in Ecuador

This is Ed, checking in for Team Sí se puede.  We awoke this morning around 6:30 to spectacular views and clear skies.  We were very grateful for this cause we’ve been hiking the past two days in a bit of drizzle and rain.  But this morning we had truly spectacular views of Cotopaxi and Antisana!

After a nice hearty breakfast, the team headed up to Antisana, to the advanced base camp and up to the glacier.  There we practiced glacier skills, like how to traverse on glaciers and use crampons.  We all had our prussiks set up and practiced self-rescue, so we should be traveling safely.  For some on the team this was a relatively new or first experience, so everyone learned some new skills.  This was also an altitude record for, I think, three of the five of us on the team.  What was the altitude?  15,700 feet at the glacier, so we set a new altitude record as we continue on our expedition.

We wanted to make some personal connections to people, so:

Waenyod, I miss you and love you and looking forward to seeing you in Peru soon!

“Love you Chelsea!” (called out in background)

That’s it for Team Sí se puede.

Stopping to take pictures on Antisana.

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