Rob reporting for Team “Jose and the Ecuadorks” from Papallacta. The team is getting ready to move to Antisana Base Camp.

Hello, this is Rob from Team Jose and the Ecuadorks with a sub called MaxiPaxi and the Crampons. We spent the last three days here in beautiful Ecuador. Our first day we spent touring Quito the city, went to the high hills overlooking the city. It’s a beautiful tour, beautiful culture here in Ecuador.

The second day we did a couple of acclimation hikes; went up Ruco Pichincha at 15,400 feet. Everyone did extremely well and summited that day in the fog, made our way down, and enjoyed a very nice dinner in the hotel that night. The best part of it was no one fell.

Second day we moved on to Papallacta and did another acclimation climb up to the Baños Lake. Again everyone is doing fine; everyone’s acclimating extremely well. And again we finished the second day with a very nice dinner and a couple of glasses of wine.

Today, which is Wednesday November 6th we’re getting ready to move to Base Camp of our first major volcanic climb called Antisana. The weather here is absolutely beautiful, clear skies. We got to see some very long distance views of Antisana. It’s a beautiful, majestic hill. Everyone’s really looking forward to the next part of the trip.

So again this is Rob, signing off and get ready we’ll have another update later on tonight once we get to the Base Camp of Antisana where we’ll spend the next three nights getting ready for the climb. Bye.


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