Hello family and friends! Team members Tristan, Chuck, and Peter are in Ecuador. They all summited Pichincha volcano (4,698 m/15,413 ft.) yesterday as part of their acclimatization schedule. At the beginning of this hike, they saw the four highest mountains in Ecuador: Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Cayambe and Antisana. Today, they hiked to beautiful Parcacocha Lake (4,069 m/13,350 ft.).

They are currently relaxing in the hot thermal pools located right in front of their rooms: they are “roughing it” they say. Tomorrow, they will move to the foot of Cayambe which is the third highest mountain in the country to start reviewing mountaineering skills. By the way, “El Temblor” means “The Earthquake” in Spanish. This is just a transitory name they say until they come up with another and more lasting team name. Enjoy the pictures from the past two hikes (and scramble in the case of Pichincha volcano). Thanks for following! Stay tuned








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