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Chachapoyas: Shubet Mountain, Peru's "Land of the Cloud People"
EXP / Davarian HallShubet Mountain Explorers atop the Kuelap Ruins surveying the Vilaya Valley of Chachapoyas.
Kuelap Fortress ruins
The winding rivers and creek beds carve the terrain, headwaters of fuel for the mighty Amazon River. The few and far between roads and paths scar a landscape where ancient civilizations arose and fell. Remote and oasitic stone ruins hide beneath the bromeliads. A journey to Chachapoyas, Land of Cloud Peoples, and mysteries marked deep in a lost civilization that cries for discovery.
Expedition to Shubet Mountain
Expedition Photography proudly supports the conservation/heritage education work in Chachapoyas by the Camayoc Foundation.
Iyacyecuj: Ancient Burial Cave
of warrior tribe
Peter Lerche heads up archaeology team to protect 600-year-old underground cemetery. Discoveries include five mummies, two of which are intact with skin and hair, as well as ceramics, textiles and wall paintings.
||Pongo de Mainique Peru|
Our boat jerked quick to the side. At the bow I could see the whirlpool of foaming water in its fight against the outboard motor of our 10-meter canoe. The fern encrusted canyon walls, a sheer 1000 feet, closed in to our sides blocking the morning sunshine. The angry waters of the Urubamba River, birthed from the snowcapped peaks of the Andes, charged head-on to a portal just 50 meters wide through the mountain ahead.
Pongo de Mainique Peru
Enowapi: Black Lagoon Peru
Bon Bon, Indian explorer that he is, took this opportunity to follow a quest searching an area he drew from legends handed down by the local Indian shamans. Knowing that with only the highest river waters would Enowapi be accessible...Bon Bon persisted. Now a month later Bon Bon would lead us to our destiny:
Enowapi: Black Lagoon Peru
Matis Indians (Cat People) in the jungle. © Dan Pantone
The Matis Indians are a recently discovered tribe living on the border of Brazil and Peru (Yavarí River). They are one of the last remaining hunter-gatherer tribes on the planet.
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Amazon for Tribal Subsistence and Economic Sustainability (MATSES) at:
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____ Magazine articles by expedition members: ____
Discoveries above the Clouds: National Geographic Adventure June 2000 by Robert Earle Howells photography by Gordon Wiltsie|
Peruvian Hideaway: National Geographic Adventure October 2000 by Wayne Mayer photography by Davarian Hall
Quest for the Lost Tombs: National Geographic September 2000 by Peter Lerche photography by Gordon Wiltsie
____ Special web Sites: ____
Kit Herring: Contemporary Novelist
Kit's Blog: TheBackpackersHandbook.com
Gordon Wiltsie's Photography