Hi everyone! The first Alpine Ascents team of the climbing season in Ecuador has arrived to this beautiful Andean country. We want to welcome to Dave, Rob and David. They visited the Colonial District of the Ecuadorian capital city Quito yesterday and this morning hiked (and scrambled) to the summit of Ruco Pichincha. It took them 2 hours and 20 minutes to get to the top (15,413 ft) of this rocky peak located west from Quito. Then, they traveled by private van to the cloud forest and are currently soaking in the thermal pools of the resort that they are staying. Tomorrow, the team will go on another acclimation hike to the Parcacocha lake. Team members are happy and highly motivated to have the opportunity to climb down here. Looking forward to another successful climbing season in Ecuador! All the best

Dave, Rob and David at the summit of Rucu Pichincha



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