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Everest with Mountain Madness

Ecuador Update 6/12/2017

Mad­ness guide Juliana Gar­cia writes in with this update on the Ecuador expe­di­tion:

After few days of acclima­ti­za­tion in our amaz­ing moun­tains, we sum­mit­ted Ilin­iza Norte, fol­lowed by Cayambe.

On Cayambe we had a great weath­er, a full moon, good snow con­di­tions, and a lot of moti­va­tion from our team! After many hours of bat­tling up, we made it to the sum­mit in eight hours. Lau­rence and Samuel, con­grats on your effort!

We rest­ed one day in the beau­ti­ful Chimb­o­ra­zo hills, tak­ing a break, and enjoy­ing some thick­er air.

We decide to camp in Chimb­o­ra­zo, at 5100m, just at the base of the Castil­lo route. We had great weath­er in the after­noon and a clear but windy and cold night.

Our team did great! We reached 5500m, where we turned around and decid­ed that this was our summit!

Some pho­tos from the expedition:

Papal­lac­ta Hot Springs.

Juliana Gar­cia all photos