Stories of adventure and exploration as told by those who lived them.
Adventure Photographer and Writer
Imagine yourself seated in your favorite pub. A map lying out on the old wooden table. Whiskey liberally poured into your glass. Your guest places a finger on the map and begins “there I was …” These are true stories from expeditions and adventures as told by those who lived them.
Bruce Barron is a professional expedition guide, explorer and photographer.
Bruce began guiding backpacking and mountaineering trips at the age of 15, and has since led expeditions into remote areas in the Andes, Himalayas, Amazon rain forest and West Papua New Guinea.
In this three-part series, Bruce recounts the experiences of a lifetime as a professional explorer. Listen to his tales of hunting with native tribesmen, a close encounter with a jaguar, witnessing unique customs and rituals, starvation in the jungle, eating Sago grubs in Papua New Guinea, and drinking rancid yak tea in Tibet with the Ladakhi and Chicha with the Amazon’s Waorani.
Most notable of his adventures is the Heath River Expedition in 1996, which discovered the source of the Heath River in the Peru/Bolivia Amazon Basin. The Heath River delineates the border of Peru and Bolivia for 350 kilometers from the Amazon basin lowlands into the Amazon cloud forest. The expedition's objective was to follow South American explorer Colonel Percy Fawcett's 1910 Expedition route and then continue on to discover the still unknown source of the Heath River and make the first river descent.
Learn more about Bruce’s adventures at brucebarronexplorer.com
See Barron’s photography at brucebarronphotography.com
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