Tres amigos go wild

15th September, 2015 | by | general

15
Sep

no blog from us tonight as we’re heading off to base camp shortly for an overnight high altitude camp ready for a long peak to peak traverse tomorrow Joe has offered some camp entertainment …could lead to anything Yesterday was tough and we’re doing really well,  Joe lead the pack and the rest of us ran behind Nicks a star and provides the humour but to be honest he’s not quite a funny as joe… Read more

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4696 Metres and a Marriage Proposal

15th September, 2015 | by | general

15
Sep

Before I tell you all about today’s adventures I want to publicly thank Joe for posting the least flattering picture in the world of me yesterday. I also want to reassure our readers that I am not 9 months pregnant… It was I assure you just a very bad angle!! Revenge will be mine Joseph watch your back!!! Today we took on Ruco Pichincha Standing at 4696 m or 15,406 feet above sea level. Today’s climb was a massive increase in altitude from the previous day and the climbing was pretty relentless. Once we got over 4000m even moving slow and steady the air was so thin we all quickly realised that walking and talking at the same time was maybe not such a great idea. The terrain was mostly on steep sand covered paths, which turned later into loose shingle which was very precarious and incredible hard to traverse. This part of the climb was probably even harder than the last two hundred metres which was scrambling over a sheer rock face. We were all pretty… Read more

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Tres amigos one -volcano nil

14th September, 2015 | by | general

14
Sep

Today we faced down our first volcano pasochoa at 13,221 or 4031 meters Neither smoke from grass fires, aggressive gorse brush- (Nicks  not wearing shorts again), ash from cotapaxi nor our first taste of thin air could stop us magnificant views made it all the better apart from the smoke and all We also had our first view of Cayambe volcanoe number four, it looked majestic, high and was snow capped Score – the tres amigos one – volcanoes… Read more

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Accommodation

12th September, 2015 | by | general

12
Sep

Hi all, well we’ve all made it Quinto, just waiting for the guards to let us in to the hotel, joe ceased the moment with he banner while nick and I kept an eye out for the locals, weather is fabulous were all excited about the trip, we’ve flown near the volcanoes and will attach some photos… Read more

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