Day 17 – Before the Departure

Dirk took advantage of the good weather in the morning and took the gigapixel shot of Quito, which had been postponed due to the rain on day 2. The location is the mountain station of the cable car to Pichincha at 3900m altitude. Quito is the highest capital of the world. About 40km long, 4km […]

Day 13 – Exchange

Today we met with researchers from the Universidad Estatal Amazónica and had a very interesting exchange with them. Christian spent the evening outdoors again – equipped with an UV light, a net and his camera to capture the local moth population. Numerous moths went into his trap.

Day 10 – Analysis

Now that we’re back from the Chimborazo, we’ve arrived in Ambato and are using the day to evaluate our collected samples and data. Ricarda and Robert are examining an ice sample from the Stübel Glacier – it takes a surprisingly long time for the ice to melt, even at room temperature. Miriam is editing the […]