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2017 12 29 PHOTO 00001550

Success on Cotopaxi!

Next up — Chimborazo!

Amber wrote in today to tell us that 10 of the Ecuador Moun­taineer­ing Schoo climbers, plus guides made the sum­mit of Coto. They had great con­di­tions, but it was very cold, they tagged the sum­mit and head­ed right down- nice job to all! They are now rest­ing at the Hacien­da La Cienega.

Sum­mit crater

Cotopaxi was done right after their climb of Cayambe, which was a bit more dif­fi­cult than usu­al with some large crevass­es to climb around. As Amber, Ossy’s wife, reports,“The crevass­es were Gigan­tic’ accord­ing to my always under-exager­at­ing hub­by. The route required lots of extra work, but after near­ly 14 hours all climbers made it back- safe and sound to the refuge. Well, that’s it for now.”

The sum­mit!

Some of the group now heads home and the remain­der con­tin­ue on to Chimb­o­ra­zo, the high­est peak in Ecuador! Stay tuned.