Hi everyone! Dave, David and Rob came up with a name for the team at breakfast time after an unexpected bright apparition. Then, they traveled by 4 wheel-drive up to the Cayambe Hut. From the hut, they hiked up to the beginning of the glacier to review skills and to further acclimate. The weather cooperated: it was a windless day and there were only a few clouds up there in the sky. They could enjoy excellent views. After reviewing skills and climbing up to 16,260 feet, they returned to the hut and jumped in the vehicles to drive back down to the Yanacocha Lodge where they are currently resting. They are all doing well and feeling optimistic. Their summit attempt will take place tomorrow night. Wish them luck with the weather. All the best,

Team Neon Banana Photos by Rob Yovich


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