January 19, 2012
Eben called in to report that there is a significant puddle of water building up near his vestibule and that the lid to the hot sauce was not tightened properly before he put it in his pack. Aside from these two things the team is doing great. They’re at C2 (18,000ft) and all is well. We’ll keep you posted on the puddle situation as well as how the hot sauce debacle plays out. These guys are having a blast!
UPDATE (3pm Jan 19): The puddle situation worked itself out. It froze. The hot sauce situation continues to weigh on the team.
Phil called in from the farmer’s market in Saquisili. They’re stretching their legs and sampling some of the seemingly endless fruits Ecuador has to offer. They’ll hold up for the night at Hacienda La Cienega and head up to the hut on Cayambe tomorrow.