Ascent of Volcán El Misti on 2009-08-22

Climber: Michael Vecchiarelli

Date:Saturday, August 22, 2009
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Volcán El Misti
    Elevation:17000 ft / 5181 m

Ascent Trip Report

My only unsuccessful summit attempt to date.
My water froze on the way up and I felt like my muscles were not getting enough oxygen. Poorly planned on my part; partly arrogance, partly stupidity, partly trusting the hired guide too much. All in all a humbling learning experience.
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El Misti - I'll bag you next time (2009-08-22). Photo by Michael Vecchiarelli.
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Summary Total Data
    Weather:Cold, Windy, Clear

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