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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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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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