This man was describing how to cut aloe leaves and use the oil for all sorts of medicinal purposes including treating poor vision. He had the largest crowd of anyone at the Otovalo Market.
View down one of the many crowded streets at the Saturday Otovalo Market.
Stopping for a break on our acclimatization hike on Pasochoa. Taking photos from a grassy knoll.
Collapsed crater on the right has dramatically different flora than the gentle slope we ascended on the left.
Starting the approach to Glacier Hermosa on Cayambe in the early morning.
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Nearing the summit of Cayambe looking south on the Glacier Hermosa.
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Steep ice climbing practice on the Glacier Hermonsa on Cayambe.
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Ecuadorian IFMGA guide Fredy Tipan nearing the summit of Cayambe with his team.
The proprietor of Hacienda Guaytara and Guide Romel Sandoval dancing.
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The whole team lined up on the Equator in Cayambe.
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The team gets ready for a horseback ride at Hacienda Guaytara on our rest day before approaching Antisana. If you look closely the moon is visible in the background.
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The team gets ready for a horseback ride at Hacienda Guaytara on our rest day before approaching Antisana.
Guide Romel Sandoval pauses to watch a steaming Cotopaxi in the distance while ascending Antisana.
Cows grazing in a field at Hacienda Guaytara.
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Climber Andrew pauses during a break climbing Antisana. Cotopaxi is visible in the background.
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An ecuadorian guide and client ascend the upper glacier of Antisana. Cotopaxi is visible behind.
Climber Jason follows a short but steep section of ice high on Antisana while another team approaches below.
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Cotopaxi as seen from the summit of Antisana.
The team during an acclimatization hike on Chimborazo.
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Fredy Tipan, Jeremy Devine, and Romel Sandoval pose for a photo on the summit of Antisana. Cotopaxi is visible in the background.
Climbers Hallie and Andrew hunker down in the early morning hours while ascending Chimborazo.
When we descended from our summit attempt of Chimborazo we were greeted by the filming of a music video for a local group.
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Banos de Agua Santa from the east.
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The team enjoys a break during a hiking day in Banos de Agua Santa. The very active volcano Tungurahua is in the background.
Banos de Agua Santa as seen from the east.
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Guinea Pig restaurant outside Banos.
Local alpaca and crafts market in Pelileo.
Nearing the summit of Rucu Pichincha.
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