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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 to ride the furthest down the lower slopes. Feature story and photos below from the recent issue of Outdoor Fitness magazine.

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Heart of Darién / Geographical

In May 2017 I travelled to the Panamanian jungle on the border with Columbia. My goal was to photograph and write a story about the opportunities for the area following the disarmament of FARC.  

The Royal Geographical Society published the feature in their December 2017 issue.

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new Heart of Darien : Geographical magazine

 

 

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Thru hiking the Americas / Outside

Holly Harrison is hiking from Patagonia to Alaska. I tried to help him out with logistics for crossing the Darién Gap, after my visit there earlier this year. Over several months I then interviewed him for Outside magazine, including comments from him mum and original Americas hiker, George Meegan.

You can read the Outside magazine article here.

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Desert Island Survival / Get Out There

This April I survived 8 days fishing (+ writing and photographing) for my supper in Panama. Get Out There magazine ran it as their cover story, and it is now being distributed across Canada. You can read it online here (opens in new tab)

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How to hike the Grand Canyon / Guardian

In November 2016 I plunged a mile deep into the Grand Canyon with my friend James Kao. We crossed the Colorado River at nightfall, then hiked out the other side – all within 24hours. On July4th the Guardian published my story and photography from the adventure. There’s an extract below. Or you enjoy the full article online.