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Volcanoes of Ecuador Team #2 Acclimating in the Andes

Hello family and friends! The second Alpine Ascents team of the winter season in Ecuador is currently enjoying the comforts of a hot springs resort located in the cloud forest. Marina and Richard have finished their second acclimatization hike. They are doing well and adjusting gradually to the altitude. The team has enjoyed beautiful views. […]

The Team Attempts Chimborazo

Hello family and friends. The team moved to the foot of the highest mountain in Ecuador where they prepared for their summit bid. They left camp at about midnight and after one and a half hours of steady climbing reached the foot of the Stubel Glacier. Unfortunately, they found very hard ice all the way […]

Team Summits Antisana on a Perfect Day! Chimborazo Next

Tim and Jose Luis summited Antisana after a 7 hour climb. They were the only climbers on the mountain that day. When asked about the weather and conditions on the mountain, they answered: “It does not get any better than this. It was a perfect day…” They enjoyed fantastic views. After their successful climb, they […]

Cayambe Summit! Team heads to Antisana

Taking advantage of perfect weather and very good snow conditions, Tim climbed all the way to the summit of Cayambe (18,993 ft). This is also a new altitude record for him. Big congrats! Peter also enjoyed the climb and reached an altitude of 18,100 ft. After descending safely, the team drove to the beautiful Hacienda Pinsaquí […]

Good-bye to the Papallacta Hot Springs, Off to the Volcanoes!

Good morning family and friends! Yesterday we hiked to the Bear’s High Pass (4,385 m/14,386 ft.) located in the Eastern Ecuadorian Range. It took us 5 hours and 20 minutes of steady walking to get up there. The rest of the afternoon was dedicated to rest and recovery before our move up to the base […]

The 2017-18 Winter Season in Ecuador Starts!

Hello family and friends We want to welcome Tim and Peter to the Andes of Ecuador. We are happy that Gordon (Alpine Ascents Director of Programs) has joined us for the first part of the trip. Yesterday we visited the beautiful Colonial District of Quito in the company of our very knowledgeable tour guide Maria […]

Volcanoes of Ecuador Team Tres Decadas (Three Decades) Summited Chimborazo! Big congrats!

Volcanoes of Ecuador Team Tres Decadas (Three Decades) enjoyed some cultural exploration and a summit attempt on Antisana

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

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

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