Ruco Pichincha

Also known as WTF!!!

Mellow start to the day- we went back to our fav coffee shop – Dough- and Fabio served us again = fuel for the day ahead.

Short drive to the Teleferiq, we rode 18 min up and gained 800 m, which took us up to the start of the hike. I think in this case a picture, or rather video, tells a thousand words…….


Duration: 6 hrs

Distance: 12.8 km


Peak: 4696m

The route to the summit of Ruco Pichincha

Team firsts – first summit for Farid. First time in harness (climbing) for Farid and Suneet. And a beautiful moment for Dale and I – scuppered at Vinson – we together hit the same altitude with this peak today!!!

Descending Ruco Pichincha

A massive shout out to our guides – Shaun King and Barry Blanchard – from Yamnuska – short roping the team with skill, humour, and safety – they are amazing. It is like coming home – Barry guided Dale and I on Vinson in 2006, our first TYL trip! Full circle!

Barry, Suneet and Farid arriving at the top of the summit



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