1. The Last Ice Merchant (El Último Hielero)

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    For over 50 years Baltazar Ushca has harvested the glacial ice of Ecuador’s Mount Chimborazo. His brothers, both raised as ice merchants, have long since retired from the mountain. This is a story…

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    • Lourdes Attends First Communion

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      Lourdes, Baltazar's granddaughter, attends first communion at a local church.

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      • Juan Shows Where the Brothers Grew Up

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        Juan Ushka gives us a tour of the huts where he and his brothers grew up and talks about how the huts were made and what life was like back then.

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        • Carmen Talks About Cooking Tradition

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          Carmen, Baltazar's daughter, talks about tradition while preparing a meal of chiguiles, a traditional food made of cornflower and cheese wrapped inside leaves from the cannalily plant.

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          • Juan's Snow Cone Machine

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            Juan Ushka shows us his old snow cone machine that he used when he still worked with ice.

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