Hello family and friends!
The team attempted Cotopaxi last night. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate this time. The climbers were going strong, feeling well acclimated, braved the wind up to about 5.500 meters / 18.000 feet but since their technical clothing and climbing gear was getting covered with a thick armor of ice and the wind was getting stronger and stronger, they decided that it was unsafe to continue so they turned around. Safety first.
Anyway, they are motivated and looking forward to attempting the highest mountain in Ecuador: Chimborazo. Wish them luck with the weather!
We will keep you posted!
Team 5 “Fuego”