Yes, it's sad Paulo. The second death in 2011 in an Ecuadorian mountain, so far.
The first one ocurred in Volcan Quilotoa
, Philip O Shaughnessy from Canada fell to his death on Jan.15th.
PAROFES wrote:Illiniza Norte (if i recall well, RGG also said that shouldn't on his TR) is far away from been considered an "easy and safe" mountain.
, along with other mountains have changed a lot in the last months due to the variable weather conditions featured in the Ecuadorian Andean region. Mountains rated as "easy" have become more technical because of these new features (unstable rock, ice and snow). Therefore objective dangers have increassed a lot as well.
We need to be careful up there.