Trip Reports

The Blasics Are Headed to Baños

Vanessa called in after the team turned back from their attempt at climbing Chimborazo, the highest peak in Ecuador.  She referenced conditions not feeling safe and what she was referring to was the amount and intensity of the rockfall hazard that threatens the lower part of the route.  Not too long ago, there was a…

Blasic Ecuador Team – Chimborazo Bound!

Vanessa called in from a very nice lodge on the flank of Ecuador’s highest mountain, Chimborazo.  They drove up from the nearby city of Riobamba and spent today resting and acclimatizing before tonight’s attempt to climb Chimborazo. The plan is to start at about 10 pm this evening and climb through the night, so as…

Team Blasic is about to attempt Cayambe!

Vanessa Blasic called in, utilizing her ever-growing Spanish skills, to report that the team is at the hut on the flank of the 18,997 foot Cayambe Volcano.  They will sleep for a few hours before awakening before midnight to start their ascent.  The weather looks a bit challenging, but hopefully, the winds will abate somewhat…