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Colombia Team Reaches Ritacuba Blanco Summit

Mark, Jere­my and the team are back in El Cocuy after a suc­cess­ful trip! Mark writes a short dis­patch and promis­es more details and pho­tos to come in a final blog later. 

We are back in the sleepy town of El Cocuy after the entire group reached the sum­mit of Ritacu­ba Blan­co! It was a per­fect day — we could see all the way to the high­est peaks of Venezuela, some 1,000 kilo­me­ters away. Mat­teo, our Colom­bian guide, said it was the clear­est he has ever seen things here!

El Cocuy. Mark Gun­log­son photo

In the town of El Cocuy, we are wait­ing for a night bus back to Bogotà — this town of less than 2,000 peo­ple defines sleepy town! Lots of peo­ple hang­ing out doing noth­ing but talk­ing or just sit­ting on a bench in the town square. We fit in eas­i­ly doing noth­ing but watch­ing life pass by as we are still tired from our last climb. Tran­quil­lo for sure!

More to come soon!”

~ Mark Gunlogson

Ritacu­ba Blan­co. Mark Gun­log­son photo

On the hike to Ritacu­ba Base Camp. Mark Gun­log­son photo

On the way to the sum­mit. Mark Gun­log­son photo

On the sum­mit! Mark Gun­log­son photo

Mark Gun­log­son photo

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