Videos tagged with "expedition"
Exploring the Galapagos with International Expeditions [07:14]
"Exploring the Galapagos" is just a glimpse at the fun on International Expeditions' Galapagos tour, led by native Ecuadorian naturalists. Shot by photograph...
Chimborazo Summit Climb - Ecuador 2011 - RE-UPLOAD [04:40]
I don't own the rights to the audio track to this video....but it so awesome, that I had to add it to my video...so please don't silence the track :) Believe me, my video will result in more sales for the Orginal Composer! Hundreds have emailed me, requesting an re upload :) The inactive stratovolcano Chimborazo is Ecuador's highest summit. Its summit is generally regarded as the spot on the surface farthest from the centre of the Earth, at a distance of 6384.4 kilometres (3967.1 mi). Until the beginning of the nineteenth century it was thought that Chimborazo was the highest mountain on Earth (measured from sea level), and such reputation led to many attempts on its summit during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In 1802 during his expedition to South America, Baron Alexander von Humboldt, accompanied by Aimé Bonpland and the Ecuadorian Carlos Montúfar attempted to reach the summit. From his description of the mountain it seems that before he and his companions had to return suffering from altitude sickness they reached a point at 5875 m, higher than previously attained by any European in recorded history.[note 5] In 1831 Jean Baptiste Boussingault and Colonel Hall reached a new "highest point", computed to be 6006 m. In 1880 Chimborazo's summit was first climbed by Edward Whymper and the brothers Louis and Jean-Antoine Carrel. If the summit is measured from the center of the Earth its altitude is higher than Mount Everest. For this same reason, the ...
Matthias's Expedition from Ecuador's Highest Peaks to Aconcagua pt 1 [02:44]
CarpeDM Adventures had the priviledge of hosting Matthias while in Ecuador in preparation for his Summit attempt of Aconcagua in early December 2012. Does he accomplish his goal of conquering the highest peak in South America? We'll take you through his journey through Ecuador and answer that question in a 3 part series. Thanks Matthias for being such a sport and choosing us as your partner while climbing through Ecuador! Greetz, The CarpeDM Crew !
ecuador 2012 [07:26]
Ray of Hope diving expedition october 2012 Ecuador Isla de Plata with lots of Giant Manta's!
Ecuador Andes Market [02:24]
Vagabrother Alex joins SAS Major Ken Hames for a bit of mid-expedition shopping in the Ecuadorian Andes. Come along for a walk through a local indigenous market.