14 Apr 4:21 am by Mark Kalch Category: The Expedition
Nathe has recently returned to Australia and is currently in Sydney, NSW awaiting the arrival of the expedition gear we have shipped back to Australia.
Meanwhile I am in London, getting the hang of the big city life. It is often surreal, as I walk past Downing Street and Buckingham Palace, to think less than 2 months ago, we were both on Skop Gat, rowing our way to the Atlantic Ocean! I have accepted a position with a company called Charity Challenge, as their Asian Expedition Manager. I am stoked! My role, briefly, entails being responsible for all their Asian region expeditions. This includes Everest Base Camp treks, summiting mountains in India, exploring the hills in North Vietnam, the wonder of Mongolia and many more awesome experiences. All in the name of adventure and charity! I start in early May, leaving me no excuse not to be cracking on with post-expedition work. Still ploughing through our 6000 odd photos and sending off copies to sponsors, along with gear testimonials and soon enough some video clips. Storm Case , in particular have requested a 3 minute clip focusing on our use of their cases throughout the expedition, to use at trade fairs world-wide. This is my most pressing task of the coming week and I am looking forward to it. As for other tasks, the list is endless! Sponsors…we have not forgotten our commitment to you!!!
If you are hungry for more Amazon adventures then do I have some great news for you! Hop over to Walking the Amazon. Ed Stafford and Luke Collyer are 2 Pommy adventurers who have just set off to walk the entire length of the Amazon River, from Mismi to the Atlantic! They expect to take between 16 and 18 months to complete their journey. I am amped to follow them as they face the trials of such a huge undertaking. Nathe and I have been in touch with the boys already and it is so far, so good. Our best wishes and full support go with them.
Keep checking back to our site also, as we post more news regarding some of the resulting media exposure the Expedition Amazonas has ganered thus far. If there is nothing new when you check in, please just curse under your breath and do not give up, there will be new posts along shortly…