November 16th, 2017
Time and recuperate is the order of the day for both our teams – in Ecuador and in Mexico. Our Mexico crew had a hotel night in the city of Puebla and traveled today to the village of Tlachichuca. After a nice lunch prepared by the Reyes family, they headed in 4-wheel trucks up to the high hut on Orizaba. Tomorrow’s summit day again for this crew.
Team in Ecuador is going to tackle Antisana next. Just a little south of the equator, it’s a beautiful mountain at just shy of 19,000 ft. Tomorrow night or Saturday night, depending on weather.
Both teams are still doing well with everyone reasonably healthy, and both groups optimistic about their chances for a second successful summit climb.