Ascent to Volcán Cayambe-Flat false summit before the crevasses section on 2017-07-30

Climber: Alain C

Others in Party:Mathieu Grenier -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Sunday, July 30, 2017
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Point Reached:Volcán Cayambe - Flat false summit before the crevasses section
    Elevation:18045 ft / 5500 m
    Remaining Elevation:951 ft / 289 m (15% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Too windy on the summit, our guide (David) says we have to turn back to the refugio. The crevasses section was too dangerous to do with the bad weather. We were at the elevation 5500m. Only 2 hours from the summit and we have climbed for 5 hours and 30 minutes to reach this point.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5249 ft / 1599 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Guide
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Very Windy, White-out
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5249 ft / 1599 m
    Distance:7.1 mi / 11.5 km
    Start Trailhead:Refugio  12796 ft / 3900 m
    Time:5 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    End Trailhead:Refugio  
    Time:2 Hours 45 Minutes

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