The Madison Mountaineering private expedition team is off to a great start in Ecuador with a successful summit on Cerro Puntas! The climb will serve as good acclimatization as the team prepares for bigger climbs to come. Back in their lodge, the team is in high spirits and ready to continue the expedition in the days ahead! Expedition leader, Estalin Suárez checks in with this dispatch from Ecuador:
Hello! This is Estalin calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Ecuador Volcanoes expedition. Today is January 27 and we just did our first acclimatization hike on Cerro Puntas (4348m/14,265ft), which is a really nice hike. At the end of the route, just to reach the summit, you have some rock climbing. We had a really good day with nice views!
Carter and Saskia are feeling really great! Now we are at the lodge – a really nice lodge close to Cotopaxi National Park with a really nice view. Now we are resting and getting ready for tomorrow, we have another acclimatization hike. Stay tuned!
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