“Good morning. This is Pepe calling from Cotopaxi. We had a successful climb this morning. We had excellent conditions, we made good time, and we summited around 6:30. I climbed with Charles and Rebecca. Brian climbed with Ramiro and wasn’t able to make it all the way. There were some low clouds over the Amazon Basin, and we has some very nice colors during the sunrise.
It is such a beautiful day today. It is sunny and clear, and the views are great. We can see all the peaks to the north and to the south. Antisana and the Illinizas are the closest, and they are looking very beautiful in their fresh snow cover. There was a little snow yesterday, but it was no problem for us at all.