Last report from the Ecuador group, a few days later here we are.
We enjoyed the Ilinizas in a different way, a different terrain to the previous glaciers, a more alpine terrain, rock, snow, something more expedition. We hiked 3hr to the refuge where we spent the night and enjoyed a small storm, the North Iliniza was covered in white, more than normal. In those conditions we all climbed up to about 16,600 feet, passing snowy ridges and enjoying something new.
What followed for the AA team was pure tasting, thanks to the motivation of one of the team members we decided to have a full day tasting the best gastronomy of Quito/Ecuador, two incredible restaurants, Shibumi (a classic Japanese restaurant with local fish) and SOMOS (we had a tasting dinner) one of the most recognized restaurants in the country.
In this way we said goodbye to Ecuador, “Eating” one of our favorite moments.
Good summits and see you next time!
IFMGA Board member