A hike up Rucu Peak of the Pichincha Volcano in Ecuador is often a treacherous adventure. Despite being just outside the capital city of Quito, weather doesn’t always cooperate at such high altitudes. Thankfully, it makes a good story to tell.
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Deep into the hills which overlook the red-brick city of Medellin, we soared high above the sweeping green pastures and miniature hamlets of rural Colombia. Small pueblos, livestock, and serrated hills swirled beneath me. We had been climbing through the sky for more than 20 minutes when we began our descent. The farmhouses below were becoming larger and larger until […]