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Up to 5510 meters on Cayambe

Two mountaineers navigating a glacier on a Gasherbrum II Expedition
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Conditions were quite different this morning on Cayambe than they were on Cotopaxi a few days ago. While feeling strong, the team was forced to turn around at 5510m because of unstable snow conditions on the uppermost slopes of the mountain. These decisions can be difficult to make, but that’s why we love our Alpenglow guides! Their primary goal is to keep our teams as safe as possible. We don’t yet have photos from this morning’s climb (and it was dark at turnaround time, so we’ll see what we wind up with), but here are some beauties from the summit of Cotopaxi the other day!