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

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

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