https://madisonmountaineering.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/PHOTO-2022-03-11-07-25-43-3.jpg 768 1024 Garrett https://madisonmountaineering.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/logomm-300x138.jpg Garrett2022-03-11 18:39:012022-03-12 02:10:03Chimborazo Summit!
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, Victor (@VictorVescovo), 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 and Lhotse expedition in Nepal that kicks off in a couple of weeks! Stay tuned!
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