May 2014

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44 Years Ago Today – Remembering the Great Peruvian Earthquake

On this day 44 years ago, as people sat down to watch hosts Mexico play the Soviet Union in the opening game of the 1970 World Cup, an 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of South America. The Great Peruvian Earthquake, as it came to be known, was felt as far away as […]

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The first of many…

I write this sitting on a plane flying over the English Channel from London to Madrid. From Madrid I fly to Lima where I’ll arrive just in time for breakfast. I’m always struck how easy all this is: buy a flight, pack and be sure to be at the airport on time. Equally, whenever I […]

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Meet the Mountains: Alpamayo

The Cordillera Blanca stretches over a vast area 180km long and 21km wide with 33 major peaks over 5500m. An area this huge offers a great variety of outstanding beauty, and, of course, each peak boasts its own unique charm and incredible story.    Alpamayo (5947m) was dubbed the world’s most beautiful mountain in an international […]

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Sustainable Adventure (and what Project Cordillera means by that…)

I’ve worked with international NGOs in Colombia, Uganda and Sierra Leone and far too often I’ve heard development workers throw around terms and speak in coded acronyms. Definitions in the field can have different interpretations depending on what the objectives are of the project. However, the organizations I’ve worked with that were making waves to […]

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Grand Video

“People have a love affair with adventure. We feel it inside like a current in the wind, and it drives us to step outside the ordinary.” – Grand Trunk, Goods for the Road

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Meet the Mountains: Huascarán

The Cordillera Blanca stretches over a vast area 180km long and 21km wide with 33 major peaks over 5500m. An area this huge offers a great variety of outstanding beauty, and, of course, each peak boasts its own unique charm and incredible story.  Standing tall at 6768m, Huascarán looms over the surrounding area. The highest […]

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Interview with Tim Moss of The Next Challenge

Tim Moss in front of a castle in Mtskheta, Georgia. Tim and his wife, Laura, are currently cycling to Australia across Europe and Asia as part of the Big Cycle. Project Cordillera: So, Tim, you’re an expeditions planning consultant, and essentially a professional adventurer yourself, what brought you, your life and your career to exploration? Tim Moss: […]

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Sometimes life…

Sometimes life puts an obstacle in your path. Sometimes small, little things that can be easily overcome. Sometimes bigger and sometimes unexpected. Sometimes you can see them coming from miles away and sometimes you inexplicably fall into them. Travelling condenses this down to a barrage of nuisances. Mountaineering then reduces it to an almost binary […]

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Street Crevasse

Bringing the crevasse to a street near you! (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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Teach My World

We love this… Peruvian children teaching the world! (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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