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Antisana Expedition in progress- success on Illiniza Norte

Dis­patch #1

Anti­sana expe­di­tion- click here for trip details

Amber Laree de Freire report­ing for guide Ossy Freire: At 8:15 this morn­ing Ossy, Hunter and Andy made their first sum­mit dur­ing their Ecuado­ri­an Moun­tain climb­ing odyssey. The three climbers were bask­ing in the Equa­to­r­i­al sun on the top of Illiniza Norte. No slack­ers here-they made record time- reach­ing the Cum­bre” in one hour and 55 minutes.

They are all in great form and even bet­ter spir­its. The weath­er has been fab­u­lous for moun­taineers these past few months (sad­ly not so fab­u­lous for our very thirsty coun­try­side…) We have had very lit­tle rain so there are gen­er­al­ly great con­di­tions all the way around. This bodes well for con­tin­ued climb­ing suc­cess along the Avenue of the Vol­ca­noes. The boys are on their way down now to relax in the refuge and pre­pare to take a stab at Illiniza Sur- Norte’s glac­i­er-cov­ered twin sis­ter in the wee hours tomor­row. Tune in tomor­row for the lat­est edi­tion of … Ecuador’s Next Top Climbers”