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Mountain Biking from 17,000 Feet to the Ocean With Eric Porter

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In the heart of Ecuador's high country lies Chimborazo, the highest mountain in the country. For centuries, ice merchants retrieved ice from a glacier on the mountain and sold it at local markets. To pay homage to this tradition, mountain bikers Eric Porter and Mike Hopkins with photographer Mason Mashon rode with their own collection of glacial ice all the way to the ocean 17,000 feet below. Their route on the Mama Rumi trail took them through dense rainforests, local villages, and into the home of the man who first blazed the trail. Find more from Porter and Mashon on Instagram here and here.