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Ecuador Volcanoes Team 3 Climbs Cayame – 100% Summit Success!

Hello family and friends, First of all we want to say Happy Birthday to Matt who celebrated by getting to the summit of Cayambe which is the third highest mountain in the Americas north of the  Equator line. All team members summited this big and impressive volcano. Congratulations!!! The team started the climb at 11:45 […]

Ecuador Volcanoes Team 3 Reviews Climbing Skills

Hi everyone! We are back to the Yanacocha Hut after reviewing climbing skills at 16,100 feet on the Cayambe glacier. The weather has improved so we have enjoyed great views of the mountain and its surroundings. We are all doing well and feeling excited about our summit attempt which will start tomorrow night. We are […]

Ecuador Volcanoes Team 3 Heading to Cayambe

Hola everyone! The climbers have departed the hot springs resort and are on their way to Cayambe. They took another acclimatization hike this morning up to 14,406 feet and had luch at “Cafe de la Vaca” restaurant. They are all doing well. They will review some climbing skills this afternoon at the foot of the […]

Ecuador Volcanoes Team 3 – Hiking in the Cloud Forest

Hi everyone! Today, we put our hardshells to the test while acclimating and hiking in the Ecuadorian cloud forest. Because of its vacinity to the Amazon Rainforest, this area sometimes gets a fair amount of precipitation. Team members enjoyed the hike and felt happy to perform well in spite of the weather. We reached Parcacocha […]

Ecuador Volcanoes Team 3 Gets Started!

Hi folks! Team members Sarah, Matt, Richard, Mark, Andrew and Eric have started their acclimatization proccess in the Ecuadorian Andes. Their expedition goal is to try to climb the three highest mountains in Ecuador: Cayambe, Cotopaxi and Chimborazo. They visited the beautiful Colonial District of Quito and summited Pichincha volcano (15,413 feet). They are in […]

Ecuador Volcanoes Team “Expreso Baños” – Chimborazo summit attempt

Hi family and friends! As the last of the three big volcanoes of the Ecuador Expedition, the team attempted Chimborazo. The climbers started the climb from the Stubel Camp and cruised the glacier of the same name up to the Castle Ridge. The weather was clear, a starry night and no wind. They were going […]

Ecuador Volcanoes Team “Expreso Baños” 100 % summit success on Cotopaxi!

Hello family and friends! We are happy to announce that all team members reached the summit of the second highest mountain in Ecuador: Cotopaxi (19,347 feet). They all felt strong and well acclimated so that they could display their best on this very aesthetic climb. The weather was not the best but this was not […]

Ecuador Volcanoes Team “Expreso Baños”- Pictures from Cayambe

Fabulous photos taken by guide Nicolas Miranda

Ecuador Volcanoes Team “Expreso Baños” Summits Cayambe! Congratulations!

Good morning folks! Team members climbed to the Cayambe summit in beautiful weather this morning. No wind, good snow conditions, and fantastic views! It was a well deserved reward to the effort put up by the climbers during the last few days that they spent acclimating and reviewing skills. Cayambe with its 18,993 feet is […]

Ecuador Volcanoes Team “Expreso Baños” – Views at Cayambe Basecamp!

Good morning family and friends! Team members spent their first night at Cayambe base camp. They are all doing well and getting their climbing gear ready to review skills later today on the Cayambe glacier. The views were spectacular early this morning! The team is highly motivated! More soon. Stay tuned!

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • 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 […]

  • Alpine Start Breakfast

    When summit morning arrives, it’s important to move efficiently through packing, preparation, and last but not least – breakfast! Mike Hawkins talks through a few of the foods we like to eat for quick fuel on alpine start mornings. Whether it’s midnight or 3:00am, these options are our go-to fast breakfasts.  

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