Hi all. The climbers have unanimously come up with a team name: “Fellowship”. They are talking about who is going to be in charge of taking care of “the ring”. Today, after breakfast they hiked to the top of Antenas Peak (4,391 m / 14,406 ft). There were some clouds up there in the sky but they could see Cotopaxi,  Antisana and some other lesser peaks. They are all doing great and are looking forward to touching snow tomorrow morning during skills review day at 16,000 feet. They are currently traveling to the foot of Cayambe.
They all say hi to family and friends.
Thanks for tuning in!


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