November 26, 2013
Part one is done. After the entire team stood on the top of Cayambe, they headed down to Papallacta. Papallacta is a resort famous for its hot springs, right underneath the mountain Antisana. Cold beer and hot water was the perfect combination to relieve sore muscles. Then it was time for dinner and repeat the process. The crew drove to Quito early Monday, had their final dinner together and then members who were there to climb Cotopaxi and Cayambe headed for the airport and flights home.
Four members are staying to take a closer look at Chimborazo, the tallest mountain in Ecuador. This is an ambitious project. All the stars will need to align in order to make the ascent possible. We’ll see if conditions allow the team to climb.