Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Que Guevara's Amazonian Adventure

A massive shout goes out to Richard and Chris of team Que Guevara! At the start of January they set off on a pretty perilous adventure, spanning 3000km of Peruvian desert and jungle. Their mode of transport? A moto-taxi, which essentially consists of half motorbike and half sofa.

They set off on the 1st January and arrived back home safely in blighty on the 18th. The ride was in aid of two charities, Practical Action...

Practical Action Latin America provides practical and production solutions for low income rural and urban populations. Our work in Agroproccessing, Disaster Prevention, Energy and Irrigation provide infrastructure development, information, technical advice, training and capacity building.

And Shelterbox...

The ShelterBox solution in disaster response is as simple as it is effective. We deliver essentials a family needs to survive in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.

We supplied them with a Vango Sherpa 65 Rucksack and it sounds as though Richard was more than happy with it's performance over their journey! "It was just the job, providing invaluably useful on the trip (especially the waterproof cover - which was tested hard in the amazon rainy season). It kept my stuff together and dry and was very hard wearing.

Here's some photos capturing their progress through Peru!

(The rocky road...)

(Time for a breather)

(Outdoorkit in the mountains!)


You can check out how they got on, where they got to and what they got up to on their blog!

We also ought to mention that a member of another team tragically lost his life on a stretch of road that Richard and Chris had only navigated through just two days earlier, illustrating just how perilous and unpredictable the route was.

Richard and Chris' trek has raised well over 3k for their nominated charities and there's still at least another 1k due to come in, so again, a huge well done to them both!

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