I am aware that conditions change.
Sounds like a person might rather have ice tools than a mountaineering axe?
Scott, it is always fun reading Kelsey's discription of these climbs, he did it in '72 and stated he skirted around the cravasses, and summitted in 4 1/2 hours , after climbing 2 3/4 hours to an old refugio the night before, then he descended and hitch hiked back to Quito that afternoon! All solo, the guy was/is a machine!
CBakwin wrote:It looks like I will not be going up until after the 16th of January now. I have a couple of other partners who aren't really ready for Chimbo yet so I will climb smaller mountains and hopefully Cotopaxi, with them the first couple weeks of Jan, then be better acclimatized anyway. But would love to share costs and perhaps a rope, if that is needed, with someone experienced after the 16th.....
Maybe in December someone will go up there and report back.
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