June 2014

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Project Cordillera’s Approach to Sustainable Tourism

Andean Alliance’s Community Centre in the foothills of the Andes Project Cordillera is a group of adventurous professionals motivated by the idea that tourism can be a mutually beneficial experience for both visitors and locals of a place. This idea is represented by the phrase “sustainable tourism,” a type of development that seeks to maximize […]

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Interview with Spike Reid

Project Cordillera: So Spike, you’re an adventurer and mountaineer, and have worked in the adventure scene for years now – how did you get into it all? Spike Reid: I grew up on the edge of Dartmoor, known as the last great wilderness in southern Britain.  I learnt to navigate there by doing “Letterboxing” with […]

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Photos from Sunday’s cafe launch at the Yurac Yacu community centre run by our brilliant partners Andean Alliance. It was nothing less that a truly inspirational day, and the pachamanca was amazing!

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Carbo load complete

The countdown has begun. The replacement passport is winging its way to me. My Prusik loop tying skills are being practiced. My definitely authentic North-Face bag bought for five pounds in a Nepalese market is being stitched back together. Finally, my intense physical preparation is reaching its conclusion. It’s extremely important to make sure you put on […]

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Tribute to Discomfort

A Tribute to Discomfort

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Quick Trip Round South America

Great video capturing some of what inspires us all about South America!

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And so it begins: Week One in the Cordillera Blanca

And what a week it’s been! Firstly, flying in to Lima with the sun rising over the huge expanse of the Amazon basin, I was greeted by stunning aerial views of the Cordillera Huayhuash mountains as they rise from the jungle clouds. For this reason alone, it’s highly recommended that you take a window seat […]

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