Hi everyone! After a delicious breakfast prepared by Juan at the Yanacocha lodge, the team traveled by four-wheel drive up to the Cayambe Hut (4,658 m/15,282 ft). From there, they hiked for one and a half hours up to the glacier. They reviewed climbing skills, roped up and climbed to 16,100 feet. The snow conditions forced them to descend. They decided to continue training at a lower glacier located closer to the hut at an altitude of 15,400 feet. They all did a good job putting in practice different climbing techniques and then retraced their steps back to the hut and the vehicles. After a short drive, they were welcomed back to the Yanacocha Lodge by Juan and a beautiful rainbow. Showers and tea time were next! Tomorrow, they will move to the Cayambe Hut and prepare for their summit attempt. Junia, Kristin, Eric and Levi are feeling very excited about the upcoming climb! Everybody is looking forward to having dinner soon and a good night of sleep.

Thanks for following.

All the best! Team Fellowship


  • Gear Selection: How & Where to Focus for a Lighter Load

    “How do I lighten my pack weight but still bring enough gear?” This is a very common, very important question. Here, I break down some key tips for dropping your pack weight. Get Rid of Some Niceties Perhaps the truest axiom when talking pack weights is that if you bring less, your pack will weigh […]

  • Mount Rainier: Not Your Average Fourteener

    In good company with approximately 20 other 14,000-foot-plus peaks in the lower-48 states, Mount Rainier is often misunderstood and underestimated. Whether you’ve climbed extensively or are new to climbing, you know that properly sizing up a climbing objective is the first key step to seeing a good time in the mountains. In this brief article, […]

  • Ice Axes: Selecting a Size & Style

    An ice axe is a critical piece of mountain equipment. Not only does it need to be suited for the terrain you will be encountering on a given peak, but it also needs to be sized correctly. As with most gear, the array of choices can be overwhelming, so we are going to break down […]

Partners & Accreditations

Alpine Ascents International is an authorized mountain guide service of Denali National Park and Preserve and Mount Rainier National Park.
© Copyright 2019 All Rights Reserved. Alpine Ascents International