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 […]

Day 5 – On The Ice

We’re back from the glaciers of the Antisana volcano, exhausted but satisfied.  The Antisana is located about 55 kilometers east of Quito and after driving through spectacular landscapes, the ascent began for us. The volcano is part of a national park and we only get access here with our Ecuadorian partners. Due to the altitude […]