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For the Love of Mountains

A little trip through some of the world’s most famous mountains – as seen in animated form. Film by Al Boardman

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Vultures are protrolling Lima’s Skys

Awesome film about a cool project to clean up Lima’s streets. Attaching GPS devices and GoPros to birds may seem crazy, but the Peruvian Environment Ministry together with US Aid are doing it just that. The project’s called Gallinazo Avisa, and it’s designed to help authorities identify litterers and the geography of fly tippers off loading their […]

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Is there more to spending time outside than exercise and fresh air?

By Josh Davies 54% of humans live in urban environments, a number that is set to continue and steadily increase. There are a lot of benefits to living in the city and arguments both for and against it from an environmental stand point. Whatever your beliefs in this area one key problem that arises from city living is the lack […]

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Sustainable travel for development

Sustainability Report 2015 – Project Cordillera A new report by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), entitled “Sustainable Tourism for Development“, illustrates the power of the travel sector to provide a central pillar for sustainable development in the 21st century. Many developing nations point to tourism as a priority means to greater economic welfare, […]

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Adventure in the Andes

New Year, New Adventures! Here’s a little film from last year’s climbing and hiking season down in Peru. We had an incredible few months in the Cordilleras Blanca, Negra and Huayhuash, working with some amazing guides as well as some incredible communities, NGOs, and others. We met so many incredible people and had some serious […]

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Mountains of the Mind, Omar Samra

We had the pleasure of meeting Omar earlier this year and listening to him speak. If it’s inspiration you’re after, look no further. This is an incredible story from an incredible man, and – as if we’d forgotten – it illustrates perfectly the remarkable interconnectedness of mountains and life.

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Expeditions seek new members

Mountaineering expeditions to the Cordillera Blanca in June, July and August, 2016, seek new…

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Yesenia’s Story

By Yesenia Lazaro Roque   In my last five years working at the Yurac Yacu Community Center I’ve contributed to the NGO Andean Alliance as well as other community education projects. Initially, I approached the center in search of English classes. While that wasn’t possible at the time, Andean Alliance suggested I participate in some of their […]

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Research Report: Re-imagining Peru

By Chase Caldwell Smith When I envisioned stepping off the plane into the parched coolness of the Andean dry season, the Peru of my imagination – an exotic jumble of ancient ruins and colonial cathedrals – was foremost in my mind. Peru, as a single word, has the power to conjure up all sorts of mythical […]

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