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Cambridge Ecuadorian Andes Expedition

This scientific expedition completed their studies of the thermal balance of the Caldera Glacier of El Altar and of the tree Polylepsis Incana, finding conditions warmer and wetter than expected. They also visited the area devoid of vegetation (the Limpio Pongo) round Cotopaxi to collect soil samples. Three members climbed Chimborazo.

August - October 1985
David Hendicott with Judith Aston, Nigel Bunn, Martin Holley, Martha Liley and Alison Smith

Other expeditions nearby