Good news from Ecuador, the weather improved a lot and we were able to make our attempt to Cayambe, with wind and cold we left at midnight to do what we like most, climbing mountains and enjoying the scenery.
Part of the team was finding its summit on the way up, for all the first time in these heights so each body behaves differently. We enjoyed an incredible sunrise, the mountain conditions were relatively good (in the cold) and as the Cayambe is the only glacier in the equatorial line (therefore the one that receives more heat) as soon as the sun rises the conditions change.
Part of the team arrived very close to the summit, when I say very close I mean “almost the summit” 150 feet below. For us that summit was special, after a lot of effort during several hours.
Now we are processing what was the ascent, we have a rest day that we are going to enjoy.
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