Team Chiripa at Tambopaxi Lodge. January 31, 2011

Hello from Team Chiripa,

Yesterday we left our friendly hosts at Chicambamba Lodge and drove through this incredible countryside on a very, very, bumpy road towards our next goal. Obviously no pot-hole is to deep for our “hero” driver Carlos. (We do have pictures and movies about that!!) . As promised we do see llamas, wild horses, Andean gulls and the famous Ecuadorian condor. Our first stop is at the entrance to Cotopaxi Park with a clear view of this beautiful mountain. We also have an opportunity right there to buy alpaca gifts for our families from two Andean girls. Next stop is the rustic Tambopaxi lodge where we have lunch, rest close to a warm fireplace, have dinner, a bit of Carlos’s guitar sound and a good night rest.
This morning during breakfast we got an anthropology lesson, thanks to Nacho and info about the Condors life and habits, the difference between vegetables and fruits, thanks to Marshall’s love for “voice activated” knowledge -geek website!
And off we go packing, to get ready to move to Jose Ribas refuge for our Cotopaxi climb tonight at midnight.

Hola and Love from all of us to ours…..


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