Dave reporting from Abraspungo. Team members made it to the Veintimilla summit on Chimborazo. Congratulations!!

Hi this is David calling from the Alpine Ascents climbing trip from Ecuador. Yesterday we climbed Chimborazo.  The day before we drove by Chimborazo first, because a nearby volcano was very active and erupting, and we were concerned there might be ash in the volcano and that might hurt conditions. But actually conditions looked fine, it looked like there was a fair amount of snow on the mountain which also boded well for the climbing, having snow over, lots of it is rather nice.  So then we stayed in a hotel, a very nice hotel in nearby Villa Bamba and then the next morning we drove up to the mountain and hiked up to Base Camp at around 16,400 feet.  (transmission breaks) our start to climb up the mountain at midnight.  (transmission ends)



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