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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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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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