Hola family and friends. David summited Cayambe (the third highest mountain in Ecuador at 5,789 m /18,993 ft) in fantastic weather. It took us seven hours of steady climbing to get to the top of this big volcano from where we could see Chimborazo, Antisana, Cotopaxi and Reventador which is currently the most active volcano in the country and located in the Amazon Rain Forest. Yes, we saw the jungle as well and a sea of clouds over the coastland. An unforgetable 360 degree view. A well deserved reward for David’s hard and efficient work on summit day (and night). The acclimatization schedule worked very well again.
We are resting and recovering at beautiful and cozy Hacienda Pinsaqui before heading to our next objective: Antisana.
All the best from Ecuador!