Hogmanay 2012

Just like the end of 2011 I am finishing the year in South America (Ecuador this time, Chile last year). 2012 has been an interesting year. It started with me finishing my return journey from Antarctica (hence why I was in Chile). I nipped over to New Zealand for a weekend to see my younger […]

Introducing the third member of the Ecuador team

George and I have been out in Ecuador for about a week now and the third person on this expedition with us is Angharad Roberts. During the exped, we have been finding out information of her and she has kindly supplied the text below to let us introduce her. “I grew up in North Wales […]

Cayambe success

On 28th December, we had a rest day which involved a little bit of sightseeing and, more importantly, we travelled up to the mountain refuge at the base of Cayambe. The refuge is located at an elevation of 4600m and is accessed via probably one of the scariest landrover tracks that I have ever been […]

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Imbabura

Thursday 27th December saw us undertaking an ascent of the slopes of Imbabura as part of further acclimatisation ahead of our main big volcanic aims in Ecuador. When we set out from a height of about 3350m the summit of Imbabura was shrouded in cloud and we were hopeful that it might clear. We knew […]

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Fuya Fuya summit success

There are many many volcanoes in Ecuador and Fuya Fuya had been selected as the first one for us to attempt as it helps us gradually acclimatise to higher and higher elevations. It is billed as an “easy” volcanic top to reach the summit of. If you read accounts of people ascending this summit then […]

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Merry Christmas

  We hope that you all had a great Christmas and that Santa was good to you all. For us, Christmas Eve entailed visiting the equatorial line, travelling to the northern highlands of Ecuador and chilling out at altitude as part of acclimatisation. We nipped into the local town Otavalo and wondered around the local […]