The color of the dirt and rock along with the warm hue of the sun created an inviting landscape even though we were hiking on loose rock and dirt.
Trail perched along a narrow rock scape.
Espiritu de la Montana
A good sign on our way up. The spirit of the mountain.
Signo De Dios
This felt like a positive sign from the heavens. We will make the summit.
Just to give everyone a reference for the temperatures we were experiencing
Our route was very rocky and in some places very exposed.
Burnished Volcanic Rock Along the Trail
Getting More Technical
We wore harnesses just in case but never had to rope up. However the trail was technical in areas with a lot of exposure.
I didn't notice my shadow in this photo until I downloaded it later.
This shows what we were climbing up during different sections of the climb.
This was one of the more exposed section of the climb. Also the dirt and rock were loose under our feet so we had to make sure our footing was good because the consequences were BIG!
Cima de la Montaña
El cruz en la cima de la montana. Iliniza Sur in the background.
Together at the Top
Iliniza Sur From the Summit of Iliniza Norte
Tendrils of Cloud
Cloud moved like river currents up and around Iliniza Sur. A constantly changing picture.
The Saddle Between the Two Mountains
Looking back down to the refuge.
Telephoto shot from the summit. Other climbers have returned from a summit attempt on Iliniza Sur.
My Best Adventure Buddy
Cloud Shroaded Volcano
La nube océano
The clouds look like a sea crashing on to the shore of the mountains.
An Icy Pinnacle of Truth
Fabien and Our Descent
Descending Back Into the Cloud Sea
Rolling Pebbles on Descent
Surf is Up...or Down
Surfing the dirt and pummice on the mountain.
El Borde Más Suave
The soft edge of the Saddle.
Returning to the Refugio
Spot of Green
Moss growing on this barren landscape pops like an exclamation period!