ODS in Ecuador
The Outdoor Studies program embarked on its first international capstone over the holiday break.
The ODS expedition was based in Quito, Ecuador in a high elevation area around 10,000 feet in the foothills. Highlights included the 12,000 ft. Volcan Pichincha and a ski on Mt.Cayambe, 18,996 ft. Some members climbed Mt. Pichincha, 15,696 ft. on Dec. 30 and Mt. Cotopaxi, 19,347 ft. on Jan. 7, 2013. The trip was led by Outdoor Studies faculty members Forrest Wagner and Kevin Krein. Eight junior and senior level outdoor studies students participated. The group returns to UAS Juneau on Jan. 18.
L-R: Chelsea Bomba, Keren Goldbergbelle, Miles Gayton, Sammy Becker, Freddie Munoz, Anne Thomas, Forest Wagner, Bradford Chadsey, Yosuke Sano.
Summit of Pichincha, 15,696ft. L-R: Freddie Munoz,Yosuke Sano, Brad Chadsey, Keren Goldbergbelle, Forest Wagner.
Summit of Cotopaxi, 19,347 ft. L-R: Freddie Munoz, Forest Wagner, Kevin Krein, Miles Gayton. After about five days of weather we climbed Cotopaxi on Jan 7.