His name means "Moon's neck". Devoted by natives as the rain provider, the Cotopaxi Volcano was the scenery of the fourth leg of the race.
Juan & Ceci are the first to depart.
RI: Make your way on taxi to "Baños de Agua Santa", on the Tunguragua province. Once there, go to the Parque Sebastián Acosta to find a Claro tablet with their next clue. You have 150 usd for this leg of the race.
Ceci says they'll try to keep staying on the leading positions.
Stefa & Felipe second to depart.
Felipe say their strengh is their biggest virtue, but food in their biggest weakness; and they're saving the EP for that reason.
Gio & Jc departing in third: today is a new day and brings new hopes.
Martin & Jenny in 4th. Martin talks about Stefa & Felipe giving the second EP to the "weakest team of the race" in the previous leg; and how that supposed weak team ended stripping them of that leg's first place and their reaction to what happened.
Jaime presents Baños de Agua Santa: known by their relaxing thermal waters and their ideal locations for extreme sports, this city welcomes today to the 7 teams that continue racing.
Juan & Ceci first to arrive to the park.
RI: travel on foot to the Ambato street and locate "Dulces de la Abuela" (Granny's Candies"), then pick one of the designed stations. Once there, beat a "melcocha" (a popular honey-based sweet) until get the required color. When this is done, pack 5 melcochas as in the example. Then the judge will handle the next clue.
CAUTION: SOME MOMENT ON THE LEG YOU'LL FACE A DOBLE U-TURN.
Nico & Javier depart in 5th. Christian & Dina in 6th. Sonia & Gabriel in last.
Christian & Dina talk about the atmosphere created by the Chilean couple: nobody talks when they're present, but things change automatically when they're not there. No team bear them and their constant whinning.
Stefa & Felipe arrive to the park and get the clue.
In the designated station, father and daughter complete the first part of the task, and proceed to pack the melcochas. The Chileans reach the stations at the same time and ask what to do.
Juan & Ceci call the judge, and it's good. They receive the next clue.
RI: Make your way on foot until "Termas de las Virgen".
JC & Gio are at the park. Jenny & Martin arrive some minutes later. Both get clues.
Juan & Ceci arrive to the next clue box. It's a Detour.
Teams must show all their bravery and courage at the moment of choose between Air or Water.
AIR: Teams must travel on taxi to the San Martín Canopy. Once there, they must cross to the other side with the zip-line. Then they should pass the Tibetan bridge until its end, and climb the 80 meters ferrata until the top and travel back on zip-line to finish line and their next clue.
WATER: Teams must travel on taxi to La Chamana Fall. Once there, they must wear the gear required to climb the 22 meters fall using a mechanical ascending system to ring a bell and then rappel down. When both member has done this, they'll receive their next clue.
Father & daughter decide to do Water. They hope their choice is the right one.
At the ARM, the packed melcochas of Stefa & Felipe aren't good. In fact the judge send them back to the see the demonstration.
JC & Gio and Jenny & Martin are working on the first part of the task. Wow, Martin is saying that he has experience on doing melcochas, so he knows how to do it.
The Chilean couple finally do it correct, and get the clue. Once arrived at the Termas, they choose AIR.
On the taxi, Juan & Ceci talks about not using the U-Turn while they're in the front of the pack; and they would do it if they were in the rear positions. Chileans are sure Mexicans won't use the U-T on them, and they won't use it either on somebody else unless they have a strong team close to them.
Juan & Ceci arrive at the Detour. They saw the demonstration. Ceci says she was a little scared, so they decided Juan to go first.
Stefa & Felipe arrive to the other Detour and also see the demostration.
Christina & Dina and Nico & Javier get the tablets at the park and proceed to the stations at the Ambato street.
JC & Gio finish the task in 3rd and ask for some of the melcochas
Martin is still working on beating the melcocha... and eating part of it (Another Ron
); but they finally receive the clue in 4th.
At the Detour decision point, Ecuador bros-in-law opted by Water. The same Martin & Jenny.
Martín hopes they're not U-T, otherwise they'll have to do something about it.
At Air, Chilean couple are walking torwards the first zip-line. Felipe is the first to do ti. Stefa follows him while he's on the bridge.
At Water, Juan is struggling a little with the task, and is doing it step by step until reaching the bell. Ceci is happy and now it's her turn.
Finally, Sonia & Gabriel arrive to the park with the tablets. When they reach the stations, the other two teams are still there.
Back to Air; Felipe is climbing while Stefa is at the bridge. And when she starts that part, her husband is doing the last cross in the zip-line.
On the other side, Ceci is at the bell. She makes it sound and rappel down. They receive the next clue in 1st.
RI: make you way on taxi to the Parque Palomino Flores (Parque Central) to find their next clue. NOTE: you must conserve your taxi. (And allow me to add, U-TURN AHEAD )
Juan & Ceci say they picked the right option.
At the same time, Stefa is doing the last section of AIR. They're 2nd.
Stefa & Felipe receive their next clue.