November 19, 2010
Guides have arrived, team has arrived and all the luggage has arrived. It’s time to get this party started! Today, the group get to see a bit of Quito and learn about the culture. Heading to Otavalo this afternoon and a chance to shop for some of the wide assortment of nice quality Ecuadorian folk art. Plus, they simply need some time to acclimate. In Quito, they’re already at 9,000 ft. No matter how fit, you can’t rush acclimatization.
Guides for this program are IMG Senior Guide, Greg Vernovage, and my great friend and Ecuadorian partner, Romulo Cardenas. Romulo reports that it’s been raining the last few days. Good for the snow coverage in the mountains but it can stop any time now.