Congratulations to our Ecuador Volcanoes team for their successful Whymper Peak Summit today at 6,268 m (20,564 ft)!! Luke, Zack and Estalin have reached the summit of Chimborazo, Ecuador’s highest peak! Chimborazo’s location along the earth’s equatorial bulge makes its summit the farthest point on the Earth’s surface from the Earth’s center (aka closest to the sun). This challenging climb with many technical challenges provided spectacular views across the many glaciated peaks in the Andes mountain range. Today on this crystal clear day, we could see Colombia in the north and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Our team is now back in Quito where they enjoyed their celebration dinner. Estalin, Luke and Zack are enjoying their last couple days in the capital city of Quito, experiencing the rich culture and beautiful Spanish colonial architecture.
Thank you Estalin Valladolid for the beautiful photos across Ecuador and great leadership throughout! Cheers team!
Luke and Zack starting to walk to Base Camp Stubel near Chimborazo.
Rise and shine! Alpine start on Chimborazo summit day.
Luke and Zack on their final push to the summit of Chimborazo!
Last steps to the summit of Chimborazo, in the background you can see Veintimilla Summit at 6,230 m (20,440 ft).
Whymper summit at 6,268 m (20,564 ft) In the back on the right you can see Cotopaxi!
Cloud layers rolling in over Luke and Zack.
Descending from Veintimilla Summit at 6,230 m (20,440 ft).
Descending from the summit of Whymper peak, the background Ilinizas, Cotopaxi, Cayambe and Antizana.
After the summit of Chimborazo, Luke Zack, and Estalin eating rabbit and guinea pig in Quito.