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Mountaineering in Ecuador

Day 1: Tuesday Jan 18th
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Fly to Quito
Day 2: Wednesday Jan 19th
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Tour Quito's Old Town

Day 3: Thursday Jan 20th
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Visit the Equator monument
Arrive in Otavalo, take a hike

Day 4: Friday Jan 21st
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Visit the Otavalo craft market
Drive to the hut on Cayambe

Day 5: Saturday Jan 22nd
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First unclouded views of Cayambe
Acclimation hike
Crevasse rescue practice

Day 6: Sunday Jan 23rd
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Another acclimation hike and glacier travel practice

Day 7: Monday Jan 24th
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Climb Cayambe (18,996 feet)
Return to Quito

Day 8: Tuesday Jan 25th
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Visit the hot springs at Papallacta

Day 9: Wednesday Jan 26th
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Drive to the Volcano Lands ranch
Horse back ride on the ranch

Day 10: Thursday Jan 27th
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Leave the ranch after fixing a flat
Drive to Cotopaxi's hut

Day 11: Friday Jan 28th
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Climb Cotopaxi (19,347 feet)
Drive to La Cienega

Day 12: Saturday Jan 29th
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Drive to Banos

Day 13: Sunday Jan 30th
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Walk around Banos
Scott takes a bridge swing
Take a tram across the river and a lush hike
Visit the San Martin Zoo in Banos

Day 14: Monday Jan 31st
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Drive to Chimborazo
Start our climb at 11pm

Day 15: Tuesday Feb 1st
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Climb Chimborazo (20,702 feet)
Drive back to Quito

Day 16: Wednesday Feb 2nd
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