In the self-made program, there should be no shortage of
mud and heavy rain even in the second stage.
The supply for approx. 14 people was
bought in a supermarket in Marcas in the same evening.
Here Arnold's pocket calculator was a very popular
utensil, because you had to weigh 2 kg of tuna cans * X,
10 kg of rice sacks as well as countless pasta sauces &
pasta, etc. over 11 days while
serving 3 meals a day.
But it was a good experience to organize
an expedition like this on ourselves.
Since it is a national park that can
still be visited free of charge, the
coordination with the park rangers
should also take place. The milestones of the not so
easy jungle tour were discussed super friendly and very
accommodating. Rhoann took
care of the local organization. So
here's a big
Link will follow.
The next day the porters
were collected on the way to Sangay National Park.
Marcell (left) had
also a bussy organisation work
getting the porters
right on time
the backpacks were in short supply. Thus, the own were
misused as a rice carrier. Somehow we put everything in
The whole team
... at least a nice group picture and up we go to mud bathing.
Plenty jungle plants of
all kinds (..
on the way, the expedition feeling rised even
the most experienced
in this area,
the ambition to keep the
Mud traps of the worst kind should make
our way a little more interesting. Some of the
looked like they could be your last.
Finally arrival in our corrugated iron
hut. Airy but waterproof. This becomes very important
for the sensitive camera material when it feels like
continuous rain of about 6 days.
This rocky river bed created by a
previous Lahar (5 days before
it was a tranquil river with
lush green vegetation) was then crossed by the second
group, which brought another 6 km proximity to Sangay.
After our schedule was too short by two days anyway,
the other part waived because of the humid and steamy
weather on this tour. Here you can exquisitely steam
up your camera equipment.
got the best view on the way from the main road from
about 25 km away. Jokingly I was still chattering,
that was definitely the last sight of this kind, it
Pyroclastic flows and smaller glow
avalanches as well as the lava flow were partially
observed. Every now and then a slight rumble was
completely blocked the view of the volcano for about 3
days. We thus missed various details of eruption
processes such as explosive activity in the summit
area at night.