Illiniza Norte Summit!

On the summit of Illiniza Norte

Our Ecuador Volcanoes team reached the summit of Illiniza Norte today!  They are on a roll!  Lead guide, Estalin Suárez has the day’s audio expedition dispatch:

Hello, this is Estalin calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Ecuador Volcanoes expedition.  Today is January 6th.

We just got the summit of Illiniza Norte, which is 16,813 ft.  So, we just got another beautiful, beautiful day on the mountain with almost no wind and with a beautiful sunrise!  We started very early in the morning at 5:00 AM from the hut.  So, it took us about 2 hours – a little bit more than 2 hours – to the summit and, yeah, we got just a beautiful, beautiful day.  Dan and Jason did very, very well and now we are back in our lodge, just resting.

Tomorrow we are going to move to the Chimborazo area.  Probably we are going to do a short hike just to keep moving and then on Saturday we’re going to push to our main (ultimate) summit, which is Chimborazo, the highest mountain in Ecuador.

So I will keep in touch!  Bye!


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