Yesterday our team reached the summit of Chimborazo
(6263m/20,543ft) – Ecuador’s highest peak and the closest point to the Moon
and furthest from Earth’s center! Garrett
), and Estalin
left their high camp on Chimborazo
(5304m/17,400ft) at midnight and climbed through a mild electrical storm (lightning) to reach the summit at 6 AM on a clear morning.
They had some nice views at the top of this massive glaciated volcano, then made their way down and are now safely back in Quito
. They feel very lucky as the previous week the weather and route conditions (snowstorms, deep and unstable snow) made it impossible for climbers to reach the summit of Chimborazo.
This concludes our private expedition to Ecuador, next up is our Mount Everest
expedition in Nepal that kicks off in a couple of weeks! Stay tuned!
In addition to these expedition dispatches, you can also follow our teams as they make their attempts on the world’s most formidable mountains on:
– Amazon Alexa devices with the Madison Mountaineering Flash Briefing skill:
- Enable the skill and add to your flash briefing to hear our guide’s daily audio expedition updates on select expeditions