August 12, 2012
IMG Guide Jenni Fogle will be having some surgery in a couple weeks…In anticipation of the surgery she and fellow IMG Guide Luke Reilly split the country for some climbing in Ecuador.
How To Prepare For The Knife
By Jenni Fogle
Step One: Grab your favorite climbing partner
Step Two: Determine how many days you can both take off from work without being fired
Step Three: Buy plane tickets
Step Four: Choose maximum possible objectives for time available
Step Five: Pack
Step Six: Climb
Step Seven: Repeat Step Six as many times as possible.
We arrived in Ecuador Thursday night and were on the trail to the Iliniza hut by Friday mid-day. **Got up at 3 a.m. to climb Iliniza Sur (see photos) and did a variation of the normal route (different start and lower part of the climb). We descended the normal route, headed back to Uyumbicho for the night and are heading toward Antisana this evening or tomorrow.
Jenni and Luke
[**Note: it’s nice to be acclimatized after a summer on Rainier!]
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