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You Explore, They Explore: Photographs from Saturday’s Training Workshop for Future Guides

On Saturday, we happily joined one of the workshops that is part of a two month educational programme for local youth in Yurac Yacu; this training prepares the new guides to take visitors on cultural tours in the region. When you book your adventure with Project Cordillera, you contribute directly to this project, which has been run […]

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Life and Death in the Cordillera Blanca

There is so much to say about my time here in the Cordillera Blanca over the last six weeks. Being my third time here among the magnificent Andes, I have wasted no time in climbing a number of big alpine objectives. With other Project Cordillera staff, I also got straight to work consolidating our brilliant […]

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Glaciers, Climate Change & Tourism… Oh My!

Tourists view the massive ice walls of the Pastoriri Glacier. Last week, I went on a day excursion with a van full of other tourists (mostly from Lima) to the Pastoruri Glacier. The Pastoruri Glacier is south of the Cordillera Blanca at the head of the Pachacoto Basin, which is a tributary of Peru’s Santa […]

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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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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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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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What does empathy have to do with exploration?

Mountain Shadow Phenomenon seen from Volcán Tajumulco, Guatemala  Perspective in the mountains is a unique and remarkable thing. Not only do mountains illustrate the minute size of a single human life, which they do with sometimes overwhelming clarity, they also play host to spectacular displays of light as well as incredible natural wonders such as the Brocken […]

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Join the Buy Social Revolution

Come with us and join the buy-social revolution! Here’s a great little video explaining how your spending power can help change the world, as it does when you join one of our expeditions. Thanks goes to Social Enterprise UK and John Bird. We’re so happy to be with you as part of this change! (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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The do’s (and, eventually, don’ts) of building a social enterprise

Over the last few years, I’ve been lucky enough to have been around many people trying to create social enterprises – businesses with a social aim at their core – across industries as diverse as travel, healthcare and micro-finance. As Project Cordillera matures, and goes on its own journey, I wanted to share some of the things we’re […]

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Mountain tourism in Ancash, Peru

Mountain tourism in Ancash, Peru Just how important is adventure mountain tourism to the local economies of Peru – find out here.

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