Sean completes his Andean Trilogy in Ecuador. Kevin does his best on Chimborazo.


Sean completed his “Andean Trilogy in Ecuador” by climbing to the Whymper summit on Chimborazo (6,310 m/20,702 ft.). He was accompanied by José Salazar to the farthest point from the center of the earth. Kevin got to 5,800/19,030 ft. They are doing well and resting at Hacienda Abraspungo. Today, they will return to Quito for a final celebration in the Ecuadorian capital before taking their flights back to the US tomorrow morning. Congratulations again to Sean and Kevin on a successful trip to the volcanoes of Ecuador!

Chimborazo, the highest mountain in Ecuador. Picture taken two days ago from the north.
Sean and Jose Tocayo at the Whymper summit
Sean and Jose at the foot of the mountain after their successful climb.
Sean and Jose back at the Stubel camp after their ascents of Chimborazo
Back at the Stubel camp!
Chimborazo from the west


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