Lyudmila Korobeshko, a Guide and Director of the 7 Summits Club:
News from Ecuador. On the last day of the year, our Ecuadorian team got its name - Stunning SuperCuy.
And this day we celebrated by climbing of Rucu Pichincha 4700. To a height of 4000 was reached by 20 people, including children. On up went 16 pigs and even the eldest of the children Nizhankowski Ilya, 13 years old.
100 meters to the top we were overtaken by a severe thunderstorm, so we had to wear helmets and run down. New Year in Moscow we began to celebrate in the cabins of the cable-car and continued near our bus, gathered around a pile of curious Ecuadorians. The heavy rain poured Quito until midnight and later.
Nevertheless, the most persistent of our team went out at midnight to Ecuador to square Fodzh where arranged fireworks and burning scarecrows.
Today, January 1 we leave Quito and drive towards Cotopaxi to the village of Machachi. And tomorrow there is already in the plans ascent to our first fivethousander - Iliniza Norte 5126.
Happy New Year to all!