Despite bad weather, the team summits Cotopaxi!! (5,897 m/ 19,347ft)

12 midnight and ready to go for the summit
Chad and Rubik at rest stop; the weather’s deteriorating
Chad and Rubik at rest stop; the weather’s deteriorating
We summit at 5897m (or so they say); can’t see a thing; dog tired
That’s what Cotopaxi looks like?!?
Descending 375m to beautiful Crater Lake Quilotoa
Lake Quilotoa
Legend of the sad peasant girl who fell in love with the Condor, transformed, and lived happily ever after
Hacienda San Agustin with Incan temple converted to colonial chapel
Don’t you adore my lovely long lashes?
Hosteria La Cienega; 400 yr old elegance retained with colonial decor and service
Wow, what a view of Chimborazo from the highway


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