A year in passing, a new one beginning.

It’s been a huge year; certainly one of the most trying of my life. The Paddling with Purpose project grew astronomically, so much so that I haven’t used this space for several months. The project has outgrown this website and is finding new platforms from which it will speak and I am happy to reclaim…

Saul’s Articles

On our May trip we had the pleasure of taking US journalist Saul Elbein down the river as part of a Men’s Journal and Mongabay assignment to see the river valley before it was flooded. These are his first two articles on the Marañon. David & Goliath: Locals resist multinational dams, mines—sometimes win Jhuliño’s legacy: Life…

From the Source

I had had my eye on this section for a long time now, and almost pulled out of it due to the events of the last months. After getting back to Lima, I knew I couldn’t stay in the city, that the river was the only place I wanted to be. It was great to…

All work and no play

The month of April is a busy one. I am in Lima, working as much (or more) than could be expected of anyone who is gainfully employed full-time. All I can say is I must be accruing a huge amount of good karma from all this cos I’m certainly not getting paid in the normal…

A day, some days.

It was a bittersweet day, internally it was conflicting and difficult to make sense of. Wednesday of two weeks ago, the Remando Juntos team made their first public appearance in front of 800 people at the Kuyapunakuy festival. Alonso made a great speech, we showed off a short video from our advance expedition in March,…

Viaje Previo: Interviews & New Connections

Over the first 10 days of March, Camote, Samuel, Liz and I hiked into the dam affected villages of Mendan and Tupen in order to capture footage and stories  which we will use in our upcoming media campaigns throughout Peru, April -July. These stories will form the more personal part of the campaign, aimed at…

Life is funny: A little story from Patagonia.

Some of you might remember my post ‘Chasing Millionaires’ from last year, those that don’t, This is a brief summary: After a series of random events, realising we were very close by, I tried contact Douglas Tompkins (Conservationist,  Founder of North Face & Espirit) but was left standing there with a toothbrush in my mouth, watching his…

A heap of photos from Chile!

Chile was stunning once again. I could have easily spent a few more months in Patagonia, but there’s too much happening up here in Peru. For now, here’s a whole heap of photos.Some of the memorable stories and an update on some super cool project developments will follow another day. Special thanks to Rok and Žan from…