May 4, 2016

There may be dinosaurs!

In 1908 the adventurer, explorer, cartographer, fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and occasional spy, Perceval Harrison Fawcett, visited the great sandstone plateaus of the Franco Ricardo hills in Bolivia.  Of the plateaux he wrote, ‘they stood like a lost […]
August 5, 2016

Allan Boroughs is in the jungle – he may be some time…

How much adventure is too much? It’s a question I ask myself again as I prepare to leave for 3 weeks in the Venezuelan jungles.
August 27, 2016

Murder, cash and a decent burger – welcome to Venezuela

“Caracas – murder capital of the world!” trumpet the uncomforting headlines.
August 29, 2016

Chocolate trees, wombles and maggots

The eight hour drive to the Gran Sabana offers the prospect of getting to know our travelling companions a little better.
August 31, 2016

Poison darts, murder and gold

At Ciudad Bolivar we pause to examine Jimmy Angel’s plane, rescued from a tepui top from where he crash landed in the 30’s.
September 4, 2016

How Roraima got its name

Once there was a time when the animals and the humans knew the same language and they could all understand each other.
November 12, 2016

In the Lost World

The real adventure begins when our gear is loaded into 4X4s for the 20km journey to the start of the trek.
July 30, 2017

The chocolate porter

Our porters on the journey are all from the local tribe of Pemon Indians.