January 20, 2016
Heard from Luke this morning down in Ecuador. They took a good shot at Chimborazo but bullet-proof ice, covered by a centimeter of snow at 18,900 ft, made a safe summit push unreasonable. No worries, summits of Cayambe and Antisana and getting this close on Chimborazo is a success in anyone’s book. Nice late breakfast in Banos where they’ll spend the day visiting the local waterfalls and then head back north to Quito and flights home tomorrow. This wraps up just a great trip in Ecuador.
On Aconcagua, Jonathan Schrock sent this photo before Martin, the team and he began their approach march. Three days of enjoyable walking to get to base camp, Plaza Argentina. They’re ready to rock and roll.