Project updates

Posted: May 2, 2012 by Ben Weber in English
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Holiday time again in Brazil, with the May 1st break. Unfortunately this time we were not able to get out of the city – both Natalia and I had work commitments on Monday (which, when the holiday falls on a Tuesday, is also normally part of the break). We didn’t go to the gym either as I had pulled my hamstring slightly when putting a lot of force on my heel when trying to navigate a tough incline on the climbing wall on Friday – limping a little and it’s not too bad, though I am not in a particular mood to aggravate it at all, particularly as we will be going to Bolivia at the end of this month and we need to be in good shape for that.

So… with this in mind, we have been spending more time this weekend just with the planning and organizational aspects of the expedition, and also dealing with some bad news in that unfortunately, our third team member, Norm, has decided that he won’t be able to continue with the project. Something which, considering the burdens of the expedition and constant training requirements for the project over such a long period, can be understood. Norm had contributed well to the blog and to our Twitter management, and it is a shame to see him go, especially as he would have been able to contribute even more effectively with his film camera skills. Good luck, Norm, with whatever you do and I hope we can stay in touch.

As such, we are now looking again to find our third (and possibly fourth) team member – if you are (or if you know anyone who is) skilled in filming (especially in tough conditions!), have good levels of fitness and experience with climbing or mountaineering in particular; if you are willing to put in the time and dedication in training and, once the journey starts, three years in going around the world… we would be delighted to hear from you! This is a life-changing project, and should we be successful in our aims, the rewards would be immense.

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