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Peru 2010

In the summer of 2010, a team of Scouts lead by Dave King, Richard Brammall and Alex Porter headed to Peru for a 6 week expedition. The  expedition was split into 3 sections, the first was a 2 week Community Develpoment Project at Azul Wasi childrens orphanage near Cusco. After this a 7 day extended trek on the Inca Trail finishing at the amazing Macchu Pichu ruins. The final phase of the expedition was a discovery tour to the areas of Puno, Lake titicaca, Colca Canyon and Arequipa. We worked closely with the scouts in Peru and visited groups in Cusco and Arequipa. We would like to thank our friends Rafeal Escobar and Henry Ojeda.

Many thanks to our sponsors Buff and Trekwear.

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Since the Inca Trail…

After the Inca trail we made our way to the nearby town of Aguas Calientes for a couple of days rest and relaxation before we returned to Cuzco. Our first afternoon was spent visiting the many local shops and markets to look for souvenirs ranging from chess sets to ponchos to the ever popular

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The Inca Trail

The trail started for us in a place called Patapata which is 2 days before the start to the actual Inca Trail, we were to spend this time on another part of the old inca trails on what is now called the Chilca circuit. This section took us to our highest pass called Huyanyay at around 4800m

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Looking Forward

Hi All,

Firstly we would like to thank you all for your support. We are all very grateful for all the kind comments to our post’s.

This is a quick note to let you know that as we start the 6 day Inca Trail tomorrow morning there will be no updates for at least 7

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Last days of the project…….

As we enter the final few days of our project at Azul Wazi, we are starting to run low on jobs.

The work on the hut has more or less ended, since the only work still to be done is the welding of the window frames, which requires a skilled welder. Because of this

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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.

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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

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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

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