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Volcanoes of Ecuador Team Tres Decadas (Three Decades) Summited Cayambe!

Volcanoes of Ecuador Team Tres Decadas (Three Decades) has been Acclimatizing!

Orange Ecuador Volcano Team: Trip Recap!

Accelerated Ecuador Volcano Expedition: No Cayambe summit due to weather

Hola from Cayambe! Today is Friday and we are back in town. The team spent the last 2 nights 3 days up at the Cayambe hut 15,250ft. We tried to make a summit attempt but do to some unlucky weather … Continue reading

Accelerated Ecuador Volcano Expedition: in Cayambe

Hola from the town of Cayambe! Today the team left the Illiniza area and moved north to start making there ascent up Cayambe. We had a wonderful lunch at Cafe la Vaca. We also crossed the equator today. In the … Continue reading

Accelerated Ecuador Volcano Expedition: How is it “Accelerated”?

Hola from Ecuador. First off sorry for the delay in posting our first cybercast. We have been out climbing to many mountains and enjoying the beautiful countryside of Ecuador. This country is a very special place and not to be … Continue reading

Accelerated Ecuador Volcano Expedition: Illiniza (5248m) Success!

AAI Lead Guide and Alps Director, Jonathon Spitzer just checked in from the Accelerated Ecuador Expedition today.   The team had a very successful third day of the trip, with all 4 climbers summitting Illiniza (5248m).   The climbers felt great on the climb, not 1 headache in the group.   On a normal intinerary, […]


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    Camp Chef: Pesto Couscous

    Welcome to our recurring series- Camp Chef! In this series of posts, we will discuss cooking in the backcountry and highlight some of our favorite recipes to use in a variety of situations. We will focus on simple, easy, and nutritious recipes that have proven delicious in the mountain environment, and offer related tips & […]

  • Food Planning for Mountaineering, Part I: Strategy

    By Mike Hawkins 10 days x 3,000 calories per day = 150 Clif Bars or 60 PB&J sandwiches Planning and packing food for long trips in the backcountry can be challenging and time consuming – but the last thing you want is to eat energy bars for 6 days straight. Climbers need to consider several […]

  • Single Wall Tents – Condensation Factories

    Most tent manufacturers these days offer a superlight, two pound (or less!) tent. These tents are simple to setup, occupy a very small footprint, and again – weigh in at about or under two pounds. When choosing a tent, it’s easy to focus on those factors and arrive at the conclusion that a single-walled shelter […]

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