Posts made in September 26th, 2012

So we thought we had it bad….!

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in Conservacion Patagonica, Conservation, Farming, Mammals, Sponsorship and Donations | 0 comments

We have just arrived into Valle Chacabuco, the area of  Patagonia we are raising money for, through our charity Conservacion Patagonica. Our first glimpse of this astounding mountainous landscape tells us just how much help folk here trying to restore this place are going to need – this is phenomenal! We were collected by pick-up off our route 11km away, and brought to the park HQ. The area we have driven through is recovering from a century of intensive overgrazing, which we’ll learn more about later, but the effects are devastating. Its hard to imagine that sheep and cows...

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David Lowrie: Accenture Alumni Interview

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in Sponsorship and Donations, The Run Up | 0 comments

Transcript from a recent interview with my former company about how a wayward management consultant came to be running 35km a day, living in a tent, trying to raise money, awareness and inspire environmental action for South Americas wild places . . . Over the coming year, we will look to profile Accenture UK alumni who have gone on to do amazing, inspiring things. First up is Dave Lowrie who is currently 500 miles into a challenge to be the first person to run the length of South America, unsupported, in a year. See below for more information about Dave’s journey. I was in...

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Depression and Woes Under the Moon

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in Running, Sponsorship and Donations, Survival | 0 comments

Two sore ankles, two sore knees, one sore hip, the other ones are just sore at night, one sore back, tingling Achilles and fingers, two sore heads. What kind of animal does that make us? Hmm. Arrived into Cochrane yesterday afternoon. Found a campsite. Tapped until the cockerels decided to chat (school presentation imminent). They started at 12am- and then the snipe started whirring his tail feathers above us, I ask you?! Ice on keyboard. Must not repeat this; she says tapping into frosty night…. Couldn’t sleep. Couldn’t Stop thinking: Are we having any traction? Will we...

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Presentacion: La Escuela Hernan Medino Correa, Cochrane

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in Español | 0 comments

Hoy chalamos con uno grupo de chicos (40 estudiantes y 3 profesores) en Cochrane, Patagonia, Chile. La escuela tiene mas o menus 550 chicos desde 4 hasta 14 años. Hablamos del desafio y tambien la naturleza de Sudamérica. Les preguntamos: ¿”Porque necistamos la naturaleza?”…. y las repuestas fue: La necesitamos para vivir, respirar aire limpio, muchas veces nos relaja al ver paisajes hermosos en donde solo escuchamos solo pajaros o ruidos de animales. Es muy importante para el ecosistema, para que los seres vivos, nos aportan vitaminas. Porque son las unicos bellesos y...

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