This is Nader reporting in for Team Lost Boys. Yesterday the team travelled by bus to Carrel at the gates of Chimborazo at about 2pm. We then made a short 30 minute hike up to the Whymper Hut (at 16,558 feet) and set up for our summit attempt at midnight.
After having taken a spaghetti dinner, the team rested for a few hours, and we then set out for our summit attempt at about 12am. Our summit attempt of Chimborazo consisted of three individual climber – guide rope teams. At different points on the mountain, each climber – guide rope team made an assessment of our progress and upcoming climbing conditions ahead and came to the conclusion that the summit of Chimborazo was going to be out of our reach during this trip. Each group made the decision that the best outcome at this time is to turn back to the Whymper Hut.
Though we were not able to reach the summit of Chimborazo, we all agreed that we had a great time attempting to reach the summit. In the morning, we took the bus from the Carrel Hut at Chimborazo to Abraspungo Hostelry to rest out the portion.