Entries by Matt-Maynard

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Volcano Tobogganing / Outdoor Fitness

I headed out into the Pacific Ocean to Chile’s remote territory of Easter Island for the February Tapati festival. On the summit of a 45 degree volcano, the islanders hold their annual Haka Pei ceremony. Mounting a whittled banana-trunk-rocket, and dressed in nothing but loincloths for protection, competitors are pushed over the edge to attempt […]

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Island Man / Geographical

Before the time of celebrity culture, desert islands were places of wonder and personal discovery and spiritualism. Our cultural references are rich in the English language from Shakespeare’s The Tempest to Daniel Defoe’s writing of arguably the first ever novel, Robinson Crusoe. In April 2017 I was “shipwrecked,” on an islet in the Pearl Island […]