For 55 years, Baltazar Ushca has trekked over 10 km up the tallest mountain in Ecuador. He hacks away at glacial ice and breaks it into blocks, which he wraps in hay and loads onto his donkeys' backs. On Saturdays, he sells the ice at the market for $2.50 a piece, to vendors who turn it into ice cream and fruit juices. Baltazar is now the last remaining ice merchant; when he dies, the tradition of harvesting glacial ice will be lost forever.

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2 min 21 sec

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2,565

Posted On
November 08, 2012
Director
Sandy Patch

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Unknown or Not Available

Studio
Independent

Release
November 9, 2012
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