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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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December 28, 2009

Success on Cotopaxi!

Next up - Chimborazo!

Amber wrote in today to tell us that 10 of the Ecuador Mountaineering School climbers, plus guides made the summit of Coto. They had great conditions, but it was very cold, they tagged the summit and headed right down- nice job to all! They are now resting at the Hacienda La Cienega.

Summit crater

Cotopaxi was done right after their climb of Cayambe, which was a bit more difficult than usual with some large crevasses to climb around. As Amber, Ossy's wife, reports,"The crevasses were 'Gigantic' according to my always under-exagerating hubby. The route required lots of extra work, but after nearly 14 hours all climbers made it back- safe and sound to the refuge. Well, that's it for now."

The summit!

Some of the group now heads home and the remainder continue on to Chimborazo, the highest peak in Ecuador! Stay tuned.