December 4, 2013
Marginal weather and difficult route finding yesterday made summiting Antisana quite an accomplishment! Congrats to the whole team! Now, they are enjoying a little relaxation time in Chilcabamba before continuing onward to more volcanoes.
December 2, 2013
The Ecuador climbing team finished up their acclimatization by hiking Rucu Pichincha above Quito and then having a beautiful hike around Cuichocha Lake outside the town of Otavalo. Once the team was relaxed and ready, they made their way up to the mountain hut (4640m) on Cayambe for a few nights. The team did one more day of acclimatization and training on the lower glacier of Cayambe before...
November 25, 2013
With the whole team having arrived in Quito on the 22nd, there was time to settle in to the luxuries of Hacienda Rumi Loma, which sits at 3200 meters. A couple of leisurely meals and Jaime's local tour of the city comprised part one of acclimatization on the 23rd. Yesterday, they woke to rain, but headed out after breakfast for their first day hike to the top of Pasochoa (4200m). Today, the team...00 Comments Write a Comment
November 20, 2013
One last update from the Ama Dablam 2013 team...to add a little detail to the fantastic effort put in by Adrian and the Sherpa to open the route to the summit, and by the climbing team in achieving a 100% summit success. As mentioned before, this season, the route to the summit presented a number of technical difficulties that other years have been less significant or not there at all. Many teams...
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November 15, 2013
Summit! Dorji Sonam, Pasang Renji and Tenzing Gyalzen have successfully fixed the ropes to the summit of Ama Dablam!!! I've just been privy to a spectacular show of stellar climbing by our three Sherpa who went from camp 2 this morning to take up where they left off the rope fixing the other day. They reached the summit at 1430 Nepal time after 8hours of climbing and fixing ropes in 50km...00 Comments Write a Comment