December 1, 2011
Well, their luck finally ran out, just as the string of good weather ran out. Corn snow, wet snow, rain – and lots of it. Climbing was out of the question. Enough snow that the guys were concerned about even getting the vehicle stuck. So, they left the Whymper hut last evening – but down and not up, and headed back to Quito.
Not folks to sit around, however, so they headed out this morning and hiked up Pinchincha, an hour or two outside of Quito. Now they’re done. Dinner tonight and lots of good byes. Flights home early Friday morning.
Great adventure, great team, great friends. That’s a success.