Team Lost Boys summits Cotopaxi!

This is Brad reporting for the Lost Boys Team on January 15th. First I want to wish my son Conner a very happy birthday today.

Yesterday we moved up to the Jose Ribas Refuge on Cotopaxi (at 15,700 feet). We went to bed early in the mountain bunkhouse to try to sleep for a few hours before the alarm went off at midnight. At 1am this morning we headed out for our summit attempt. Despite all of our bodies being a bit grumpy at the thought of two 19,000 foot mountains in four days, we actually made good time to the summit, with three of us topping out prior to 7am.

The weather was beautiful and you’ll have to watch for the photos. After our descent we travelled to the lovely La Cienega Hostelry for great food and long afternoon siestas. Tomorrow is anther rest day before we attempt Chimborazo.

Andy Brad and Nader on the summit of Cotopaxi  The shadow of CotopaxiBrad at the summit  The Cotopaxi crater Andy down climbing into the Khumbupaxi  Descending Cotopaxi in a beautiful morning A panoramic view from the summit

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