Boris Manevich's recreation program after climbing Iliniza Norte includes a visit to the unique Quilotoa Lake

Two days ago Boris Manevich climbed on the top of Iliniza Norte, 5126 m. After the descent, he had a day of rest and excursions in the Quilotoa crater lake area. Lake Quilotoa is one of the most beautiful places in South America, located in ... read more

Two days ago Boris Manevich climbed on the top of Iliniza Norte, 5126 m. After the descent, he had a day of rest and excursions in the Quilotoa crater lake area. Lake Quilotoa is one of the most beautiful places in South America, located in the Ecuadorian Andes. An amazing and original corner created by nature itself. It was formed here as a result of a strong volcanic eruption about 800 years ago. Locals believe that the lake has no bottom, but geologists estimate its depth at 250 meters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit!  The group of the 7 Summits Club made an ascent on the top of Guagua Pichincha

Lyudmila Korobeshko, Director of the 7 Summits Club and the group's guide: Greetings to all from Ecuador! Today we made our first ascent of Guagua Pichincha (4800) according to the program. With a sinking heart, we stood on the edge of the ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko, Director of the 7 Summits Club and the group's guide: Greetings to all from Ecuador!  Today we made our first ascent of Guagua Pichincha (4800) according to the program. With a sinking heart, we stood on the edge of the huge Pichincha crater, from where a powerful charge of volcanic ash burst out several decades ago, covering the whole of Quito. On the descent from the summit we were caught by a small snowfall, which quickly ended. On the way to Quito, we tried some firewater (aguardiente) and returned to the hotel satisfied and almost not tired.

Tomorrow we say goodbye to Quito and leave for mount of Iliniza. We will have a high-altitude overnight at 4700 and in the morning we will storm Iliniza Norte.