April 30, 2020
The essence of packing for the jungle is to travel light. That is my theory and it seems a sound one. Packing has been planned, re-planned and honed down to the bare essentials and includes no more than three dry […]
July 30, 2017
Our porters on the journey are all from the local tribe of Pemon Indians.
November 12, 2016
The real adventure begins when our gear is loaded into 4X4s for the 20km journey to the start of the trek.
September 4, 2016
Once there was a time when the animals and the humans knew the same language and they could all understand each other.
August 31, 2016
At Ciudad Bolivar we pause to examine Jimmy Angel’s plane, rescued from a tepui top from where he crash landed in the 30’s.
August 29, 2016
The eight hour drive to the Gran Sabana offers the prospect of getting to know our travelling companions a little better.
August 27, 2016
“Caracas – murder capital of the world!” trumpet the uncomforting headlines.
August 5, 2016
How much adventure is too much? It’s a question I ask myself again as I prepare to leave for 3 weeks in the Venezuelan jungles.
May 4, 2016
In 1908 the adventurer, explorer, cartographer, fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and occasional spy, Perceval Harrison Fawcett, visited the great sandstone plateaus of the Franco Ricardo hills in Bolivia. Of the plateaux he wrote, ‘they stood like a lost […]