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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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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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I Hate Gravity

Myself and Willy, prior to our ascent of Yanapaqcha’s West Face. There are occasions in ones life when one really doesn’t know what they are doing. Walking into a room and suddenly forgetting why you are there. Waking up in a hotel room and having no idea where you are. Sitting in lectures, sitting in […]

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Ice Land

Iceland Ice Climbing A beautiful little video from Nadir Khan. (Source: http://tv.thebmc.co.uk/)

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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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Why We Climb: Piolet d’Or Honorees on the Value of a Life in the Mountains

Why We Climb: Piolet d’Or Honorees on the Value of a Life in the Mountains The first night of the 22nd Piolets d’Or, Kazakh climber Denis Urubko summed it up: Mountains (and oceans) are the last wild places on Earth. We go to these places to remember we are humans in nature, to seek lessons from […]

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Love Mountaineering

Surprisingly accurate!

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Brilliant Moment

The Brilliant Moment…

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The Beginning

The idea for Project Cordillera was born amongst the mountains of the Cordillera Blanca in May 2013. I had climbed and trekked in these mountains before but the unique beauty of the Peruvian Andes and the communities that live there does not die hard. Speaking to friends and colleagues in Huaraz and Lima, I left […]

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