February 10, 2011
Chimborazo keeps proving to be a tough mountain. For the last week, we’ve had an old friend and IMG customer attempting to climb Chimborazo in Ecuador. He’s been climbing with our Ecuadorian partner and guide extraordinaire, Romulo Cardenas, and IMG Senior Guide and Everest climber, Andy Politz. After a careful series of acclimatization hikes/climbs, the team established a high camp above a feature called the Castle, but deep snow and continuing bad weather made a summit impossible. The guys retreated and grabbed a consolation objective yesterday with a trip up Ruminauhui. They’re be back in Quito and begin the journey home today.