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On the glacier - IllimaniThe two climbers from our 360 Extremes training project in Bolivia, alone on the glacier up to the summit of Illimani; two insignificant dots on the ice, making a slow journey up in the thinner oxygen levels at over 6,000 metres (19,600 feet) above sea level.

Down from the mountainClimbing down the knife-edge ridge from the summit of Huayna Potosi, just over 6,000m above sea level. With a 1,000m  drop on one side and 500m on the other, it’s slightly scary for anyone with a bit of vertigo..!

 

Pequeño Alpamayo - Bolívia

Scottish Border -

LEJOG – Natalia cruzando as fronteiras entre Inglaterra e Escócia de bike com muita neve!!!

buenosaires-natBuenos Aires is a wonderful city, and a welcome escape from São Paulo – and going to the San Telmo market on a brisk morning is certainly one of the highlights.

 

Opening upA shop lady sets up the outside of her stall in the morning along one of the colourful roads in the centre of La Paz. Plenty of neighbours competing to bring in the commerce from the tourists who stumble across the street and the number of people going along the street goes up massively as the day progresses.

 

 
The Loch of Butterstone just perfectly smooth with the foothills of the Cairngorms behind it on a still winter’s day in Scotland.

 

The Train Cemetary - BoliviaThe Train Cemetery in Bolivia, where trains are sent to rest and rust away at the edges of the Salar de Uyuni salt flats.

 

Waste by the Brooklyn BridgePassing by the Brooklyn Bridge just days after Hurricane Sandy struck New York. The rubbish of all the waste caused accumulating in the sidewalks.

Galapagos cliffs

Nazcar Boobies at the Galapagos, grooming each other by the cliffs in the midst of a massive amount of neighbouring wildlife . It is difficult to even walk without having be careful to put a foot on an iguana basking in the sunlight or a boobie nest in the middle of the path.

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The wildlife on the different islands of the Galapagos is fascinating and abundant, with each island having their own unique environments. The Land Iguana of Santa Fe island will be found nowhere else.

By the frozen river, Haerbin, northern China - hoarfrost clings to the trees as warm vapour freezes over night onto their branches. The river to the side is frozen solid in the -40C environment.

By the frozen river, Haerbin, northern China – hoarfrost clings to the trees as warm vapour freezes over night onto their branches. The river to the side is frozen solid in the -40C environment.

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Going on to the Columbia ice field feels like going to the moon, jumping on and off these fantastic buggies with huge wheels and on to this freezing cold, alien world on the glacier coming down from the plateau…

Hummingbird hovering