Ecuador 2019 – “TEAM MUSKA-BEARDS” FORMERLY KNOWN AS “TEAM EL TEMBLOR” REVIEWS SKILLS ON CAYAMBE

Hi everyone! Today, the team traveled by four wheel drive up to the Cayambe Hut. During the first stage of the drive, they had to endure cow traffic for about 15 minutes until an unexpected cow fall cleared the way to the hut. Nicolas whose nick name is “Secret Weapon” demonstrated great driving skills along a sometimes very muddy road. Once at the hut, team members put harnesses, helmets and mountaineering boots on and started the approach hike up to the glacier. They reached the beginning of it in about an hour. Then, it was time to review climbing skills. They also roped up and climbed to 16,300 feet. Visibility was good in the morning but clouds rolled in and they could not see much in the afternoon.

They are happy with their performance today and are looking forward to having a good climb tomorrow night. Tristan, Chuck and Peter sent their best to family and friends. More soon!

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