Team El Chucho reaches 19,000 feet on Chimborazo and everybody is happy and satisfied as they head back to Quito for the end of the expedition

Hello everyone, this is Pepe calling from Ecuador Volcano Expedition Alpine Ascents.

We left at 9pm to the summit of Chimborazo on a beautiful night with lots of stars and great weather. But conditions were very tough, with scree and ice. Six people tried the summit with six guides but only reached 19,000 feet.

We all came back safely and we are now staying at the Chimborazo Hill Star (Estrella del Chimborazo), which is a beautiful hostel at the base of Chimborazo named after a hummingbird.

Tomorrow we head back to Quito for the end of our expedition.

And everybody’s very happy, a bit tired but very satisfied and happy, which makes me very happy too. So take care, bye bye.

Llama feeding at San Augustine de Callo‏  View from hotel‏Hacienda Leito‏  Driving to Patate‏Our guide Pepe at lunch‏  Leaving for trail head to climb Chimbo‏Team El Chucho at start of Chimbo climb‏


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