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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Alex Chionetti is a renowned South American explorer, film-maker and writer. He was awarded the Explorer's Medal from the Andean Explorer Foundation for his explorations in the Andes and Amazon jungles. Alex is best known for his expeditions to the cave of the Tayos.
In this interview, Alex shares experiences from his expeditions and the fellow explorers he's befriended along the way. Finding lost Inca cities with underground crypts holding human skeletons with elongated skull, filming man made structures deep inside caves, to escaping kidnapping and surviving attacks of spears and poisoned darts. Then there is his initiation in the Cuevas Las Brujas (cave of the witches). Alex has spent his life trying to uncover man's lost history.
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