January 18, 2012
Phil called in to report that the team tagged the top of Cotopaxi today! They’re safe and sound at the hacienda for the night. Tomorrow brings another market while they rest up for Cayambe later this week. All good things.
Eben reports from C1 that all is well. They successfully carried to C2 today in phenomenal weather. It was so nice they opted for a nap in the col on their way back to camp. Warm and not a breath of wind. They’ll head up to C2 tomorrow then take a well deserved rest day on Friday.
Josh Tapp called in from lower down on the mountain. His team had a great hike to Pampa de Llenas, our first trekking camp along the trail. Smooth sailin. They’re still in shorts and approach shoes and are just about a week behind Eben’s team.