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Cotopaxi success!

Tino report­ed in with news that 11 out of 12 climbers and five guides reached the sum­mit yesterday.

Tino wrote in to say that, they sum­mit­ed in real­ly nice weath­er, a nice con­trast from Cayambe. Very cool route right now through some BIG ice. There were steep sec­tions of ice to use the front points and swing the axes, so all the school­ing on Cayambe paid off! Along with the inter­est­ing ice for­ma­tions there were also some huge crevass­es to make the climb inter­est­ing. A great day for all!”

With ques­tion­able con­di­tions on Chimb­o­ra­zo right now, the group plans to go to the Illinizas where they have an option to climb either the north or south peak, both enjoy­able climbs in a real­ly nice setting.

Pho­tos below from pre­vi­ous expeditions


Some BIG” ice, as Tino says.

Inter­est­ing route finding.

Near­ing the summit.

Down­ward bound. 

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