01 June 2012

ECUADOR : The Last Iceman Still Cometh.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18161337
         Text With 3:00 Video report.


     A noble and ancient trade...hielero/iceman...has mostly vanished like many glaciers.
     But Baltazar Ushca, 68...still walks 5 hours daily to collect ice at 14,700 ft/4,500 m...on Ecuador's Mt. Chimborazo...to feed his family.
    Ushca has been climbing mountains, hauling ice by mule and selling it in the markets...since age 15.