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Project (Day4/5), Museum’s and more old Walls…

On Thursday (project day 4) we continued rendering, and completed most of the walls, leaving only a small amount to finish on the Friday. The welder arrived with the metal Bram had bought on the previous days expedition to Cusco, and a team spent the day helping him. Their first job was to sand down the six beams of metal to get them smooth enough to paint electric blue! We …Read More

Sand, Rendering & Crazy Cusco Journey (Day 3)

So now the bases of  the walls were finished it was time to start the rendering/plastering of the insides of the walls. We had no sand and instead of ordering it we decided to save money by diggin it up from a local river flood plain that was about 300 m away. Dave came up with the  genius idea of filling our rucsacks with the sand to carry it back …Read More

Project Progress (Day 2)

Day 2 After the success of laying the concrete slab on day 1 of the project we moved onto the walls. Bram was established as the Project manager, he took the lead with his newly purchased plumb line and trowel. All hands were used mixing mortar and moving blocks into place ready to be laid. The group washing line consisting of 30m of paracord was used as the string line to …Read More

Rafting and project (Day 1)

On Sunday 8th we went white water rafting on the Urubamba river. We left the orphanage at half 8 and drove to the river which took a long time. We met our guides, who were experienced on the river and started paddling at 10. We were on the river for about 3 hours and when we got off we had a BBQ lunch, which was cooked by one of the …Read More

Cuzco and Azul Wasi

We arrived into sunny Cuzco by plane which is at about 3000 metres, some of the team felt the effects of the altitude but soon became aclimmatised and started to enjoy the beautiful scenery and gorgeous weather. We were then taken to our hostel in San Sebastian district before braving the local taxis into central  Cusco where we had our first Peruvian meal in a small restaurant which gave us a taste of the …Read More

Team arrive in Cusco safely

After a long and tiresome 2 days travelling we are now finally in cusco. The 3 flights all went without any major problems just some small delays. The team are all well and settled into the hotel here. Today we have ventured into the town centre and had a 3 course lunch at ” La Cofradia” a small restaurant. The leaders are getting to grips with currency exchange while the …Read More

Peru Patrols Announced

Peru Patrols Announced The Team will be split into 4 patrols for the expedition, Condor’s, Puma’s, Owl Monkeys and Llama’s. They will all have a leader as the parol mentor to speak to if they have any concerns or worries during the trip. They will  be as follows: Condors Dave King Doug Bennett Will Farmer Katie Bass Bertis Walsh Puma’s Rich (Bram) Joe Bampton Andrew Wride James Craven Owl Monkeys …Read More