Monday, October 18, 2010


Just returned from a very successful 2 weeks on the Equator. It was terrifying and exhilarating. Never have I been more scared or more excited.

Ecuador is on the US dollar so that part was easy. They speak Spanish; that was a bit more difficult but my Spanish was just passable. Their wanton disregard for highway safety was the toughest aspect to get used to. Those hombres straight up send it on every highway, alley, dirt road, and city street. Terrifying. My advice is not to look and let the drivers do their jobs.

Why Ecuador? The beauty, the culture, the people, the mountains, the experience? No, no, no, no, and no. Liftie extrodinaire CBrown of Bridger/Alta/Alyeska fame is a the beginning of a 10 mounth diplomatic mission of cultural exchange. I was hoping for a free couch. Check out her blog for indepth analysis of all things Ecuador:

I'll post trip reports for Iliniza Norte (16,818') and Cotopaxi (19,347') later in the week. For now, please enjoy these photos:

Top of Cotopaxi

Sunset behind Las Ilinizas

Cotopaxi from the Highway

Pickup Soccer: The Basilica, Quito


1 comment:

  1. Maybe you should spend more time training on Ensign Peak, 19+ won't hurt so bad.