Another summit for the Madison Mountaineering Ecuador Volcanoes expedition team! The acclimatization period continues to go smoothly with the team topping out at over 16,000 feet on Sincholagua today, which includes some technical rock climbing as you near the summit. Up next is Illiniza Sur! Expedition leader, Estalin Suárez checks in with this dispatch from Ecuador:
Hello! This is Estalin calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Ecuador Volcanoes expedition. Just to let you know that we had another great day hiking on the volcanoes in Ecuador. Today we summited Sincholagua (4899m/16,073ft), which is 16,000 feet. We had a really, really great day! We started very early in the morning to see the sunrise on the way up to the volcano.
Carter and Saskia are feeling pretty good! Now everybody’s resting and tomorrow, we’re going to our next climb which is going to be Illiniza South (5245m/17,208ft). I left you a couple of pictures. Stay tuned!
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