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Friday, 12 December 2008

Adventure in "The Land of Legends" with Col Blashford-Snell

There is a rare chance for someone with an adventurous spirit to visit the "Land of Legends" in Bolivia next summer with the famous explorer, Col John Blashford-Snell, who lives at Motcombe, near Shaftesbury.

This major scientific expedition is going to the remote, little explored area of Lago Roja Aguado in Bolivia..The aim is to seek evidence of the impact of a giant meteorite that may have wiped out the people of the area many centuries ago. At the same time aid is being given to the few small and very poor settlements in the area today. This aid includes the provision of wells, medical and dental assistance and help to the village schools.

The region is pampa, jungle, lakes and swamps. It will be extremely hot. Movement will be by canoe, horse and on foot.4WD vehicles will also be used where conditions are suitable. Accommodation will be in tents and food will be typical expedition rations. All expedition costs (apart from international flights) will be paid in return for 10-12 hours a week at Motcombe (starting as soon as possible) to assist with the administration and setting up of simple power point presentations and some additional, related, IT work.

The ideal candidate will also be an experienced horse rider and/or geologist. For more information, contact Anne Gilby on 01747 854456

Source: Western Gazette Friday, December 12, 2008


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