The team had a fantastic climb on Chimborazo, the highest mountain in Ecuador! The weather was beautiful. According to our guiding team: “It does not get any better than this”. The night was windless and starry, the snow conditions were good. The sunrise was unforgettable and the morning enjoyable. The Stubel glacier variation to the normal route kept the group safe from rock fall. The climber to guide ratio of one to one allowed the climbers to perform at their own pace and rhythm. Most of them got to the main Whymper summit, some to the Veintimilla summit. One team member broke a personal high altitude record without reaching the top and another climber got quite high on the mountain but a cold prevented her from going higher. Congrats to them all!
The team is traveling back to Quito. They are all safe and sound. This marks the end of a successful winter season in Ecuador. Thanks much to all the Alpine Ascents climbers, guides, office and field staff! It is all about team work.
See you in the 2019 Summer Season in Ecuador.
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