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Day 16 – In Conversation

When we got back from the Cotopaxi volcano, Ricarda interviewed Romel Sandoval, one of our mountain guides. Romel is an environmental engineer and he spoke

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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 –

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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

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Day 7 – Cut Off

Today we’ll head off from the foot of Cotopaxi on the way to Chimborazo, the highest mountain in Ecuador. A 2 hour drive lies ahead

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Day 6 – Ascending Cotopaxi

Today we’re focussing on the volcano Cotopaxi, which is Ecuador’s second highest mountain with a height of 5897 meters.  However, unlike the Chimborazo, which we

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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

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Day 4 – Change Of Plan

Heavy rain and storm have made the planned ascent to the Cayambe volcano impossible today. So, instead we crossed the equator on today’s alternative route,

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Day 1 – On our way

With a two-hour delay we started on Saturday from Amsterdam, Schiphol, and almost 12 hours later we finally landed in Quito, the capital of Ecuador.

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Bericht Alexander Humboldts aus Essai sur la géographie des plantes, Paris 1805.

Start Of The Journey

Many months of preparation are behind us and on Saturday we’ll finally fly to Ecuador together. We all come from very different scientific backgrounds, what

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