Ecuador: The Nasty Cuy run into weather


Hello everyone!

The team hiked to Baños lake (13,100 ft.). The weather was not cooperated becouse was rain along the journey. It was a little windy and wet. They are feeling great and acclimating without problems. we are ready move to the foot of the third highest volcano in Ecuador: Cayambe.

After a delicious breakfast prepared by Juan at the Yanacocha lodge, the team traveled by four-wheel drive up to the Cayambe Hut (4,658 m/15,282 ft). From there, they hiked for one and a half hours up to the glacier. They reviewed climbing skills, roped up and climbed to 15,400 feet. The weather conditions forced them to descend. They all did a good job putting in practice different climbing techniques and then retraced their steps back to the hut. After a short drive, We were welcomed back to the Yanacocha Lodge by Juan, Showers and tea time were next! Tomorrow, We will move to the Cayambe Hut and prepare for the summit attempt are feeling very excited about the upcoming climb!


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