GoPro videos of the ride to follow...
Exposure of the tephra from previous eruptions! :)
Vicuñas (a close relative of Llamas and Alpacas)
The barren volcanic landscape is almost reminiscent of mars...
More Vicuñas...and a baby :)
Hiked up to the Whymper Hut @ 5,000 m, but were not fortunate enough to get clear weather. :/ The summit of Chimborazo is up ahead, I swear!
The highest altitude for me yet: ~16500 feet!
We made it!
A slight break in the clouds and a glimpse the summit.
My Spanish teacher Lucia and I:
Hot soup, chocolate and sandwiches hit the spot after the cold hike!
Our bike ride started at the Carrel Refuge at 4850 m (15,912 ft)
and continued down a former section of the Pan-American Highway!
The end of our ride: the city of Ambato @ 2600 m (8530 ft)
And of course no Ecuadorian day would be complete without cerveza and Ají (which I discovered tonight even makes pizza better!)