Ecuador Team – On top of Fuya Fuya

Sebastian Grau called in two posts from the top of the extinct volcano, Fuya Fuya, north of the capital city of Quito.  It seems as if the satellites dropped both calls, but the team is doing well and are excited to ave completed their first acclimatization climb of the trip.

Helmut arrived a couple of days before the rest of the climbers and he and Seba took a day to acclimatize on a peak called Rucu Pichincha, a 15,413′ (4698m) volcano above Quito.  They took a gondola up to about 3800 meters and hiked to the top!

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We had to include a selfie for Seba’s mother!

Rucu Pichincha

Helmut en route up Rucu Pichincha

Rucu Pichincha

Nearing the summit of Rucu Pichincha

Helmut and Sebastian on top!

Helmut and Sebastian on top!

Here are the posts from the top of Fuya Fuya.  We’ll post pictures soon!

Dispatch #1

recording

Dispatch #2

recording

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The flora of the high alpine in Ecuador is stunning!

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