Hi folks! The team attempted Cayambe but had to turn around due to avy danger at 16,800 feet. They are in good spirits and highly motivated to attempt Cotopaxi in a couple of days. They are all doing well and send their best to family and friends. Please find below a note about the team and the climb written in the unique style of Jon:

“This Alpine Ascents climbing team has been named Tres Pelotas
No matter where we climb, we never say no mas
Our youngest member is DJ tik tok
He is a master of climbing snow and rock
He likes to spin classic tunes
As his cramponed feet walk over massive snow dunes.
He loves to spend his money and buy the latest gear
But his tongue will never taste sugar or beer
We thought Cayambe stood no chance
But than Jose Luis said potential avalanche
We headed down as time elapsed
Then this New Yorker named Walking Dead almost disappeared when a snow bridge collapsed
Aussie Paul has summited Denali using belays
But he stood no chance with american airline delays
DJ tik tok and the Walking Dead think his accent is strange
But Aussie Paul says I hiked the Aconcagua range
He has returned to climbing now that his kids are grown
He climbed to 16.8 of cayambe without a moan.
Early on, this rapper was nicknamed the Walking Dead
But that cant be, he is NY born and bred
Walking Dead was one of New York’s Finest
Now he hopes to climb Ecuadors highest
As we slept in Cayambe hut, the team thought they heard a lion roar
But no that was just a Walking Dead snore
Nico has been left out of this rhyme
Cant be bothered, he has Aconcagua’s fastest time.
Left to climb are two more volcanoes
As long as we get there with the bus driven by Patricio”

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