Summits on Iliniza Norte (5126m/16,813ft)

Summit of Illiniza Norte

Today our Ecuador team topped out on the 16,813 ft. (5126m) summit of Illiniza Norte as they continue their acclimatization.  Here’s lead guide Estalin Suárez with a recap of the day:

Hello to everybody!  This is Estalin calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Ecuador Volcanoes expedition.  Today we got the summit of Iliniza Norte, which is 16,800 feet.

We got a great, great day – beautiful weather, very clear.  We started very early in the morning.  We could see the sun rise along the avenue of volcanoes in Ecuador.  Very, very happy we got finally good weather on this expedition.  Now we are at the lodge just resting after our good lunch as well and yeah!

Tomorrow we are going to just have a rest day and then get ready for the big one!

Okay, bye!!

Climber Kevin G. ready to head out

Climber Kevin G. ready to head out

Sunrise climbing on Illiniza Norte

Sunrise climbing on Illiniza Norte

Sunrise on the Avenue of Volcanoes, Ecuador

Sunrise on the Avenue of Volcanoes, Ecuador

Morning alpenglow

Morning alpenglow

Sunning views of Ecuador's volcanoes

Sunning views of Ecuador’s volcanoes

Climbing on Illiniza Norte

Climbing on Illiniza Norte

Summit success on Illiniza Norte

Summit success on Illiniza Norte


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