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El Ultimo Hielero: The year's most inspiring online video

Published October 10, 2014 by Nick Dall

El Ultimo Hielero ('The Last Ice Merchant') shines a light on a dying profession on Ecuador's Chimborazo which is being upheld by a lone 67-year-old man: Baltazar Ushca.
If Baltazar's story doesn't touch a nerve and move you to visit the enigmatic Ecuadorian highlands, then nothing will. I could expound at length about what it meant to me, but I wont. The film's impact is too personal for that. Watch and enjoy.
(If it takes a while to load, just turn HD off - the picture quality is still excellent).



Full credit to film-maker Sandy Patch. http://thelasticemerchant.com/