glimpse of september 2014.

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You Explore, They Explore: Photographs from Saturday's Training Workshop for Future Guides

My photographs for Project Cordillera, 12 July 2014.

You Explore, They Explore: Photographs from Saturday’s Training Workshop for Future Guides

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On Saturday, we happily joined one of the workshops part of a two month educational programme giving young local residents in Yurac Yacu the training to provide local cultural walks for visitors.

When you book your adventure with Project…

Ilda. Yurac Yacu Education Center, Peru. July 2014. 

Ilda. Yurac Yacu Education Center, Peru. July 2014. 

hatun machay, peru. july 2014. 

hatun machay, peru. july 2014. 

Returning to Peru tomorrow after four years.
Follow our work at Project Cordillera here. 
[sacsayhuaman. cusco, peru. march 2010]

Returning to Peru tomorrow after four years.

Follow our work at Project Cordillera here

[sacsayhuaman. cusco, peru. march 2010]

thinking of my dad on his birthday.
photo by me. gainesville florida, 2011.

thinking of my dad on his birthday.

photo by me. gainesville florida, 2011.

Sustainable Adventure (and what Project Cordillera means by that…)

projectcordillera:

I’ve worked with international NGOs in Colombia, Uganda and Sierra Leone and far too often I’ve heard development workers throw around terms and speak in coded acronyms. Definitions in the field can have different interpretations depending on what the objectives are of the project. However, the organizations I’ve worked with that were making waves to encourage economic growth and alter the status-quo have been locally driven. Supporting local initiatives is sustainable, as it allows communities to be self-transformative as they grow for future generations.

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A young girl studies her homework in the Urabá region of Colombia. Photo by Charlotte Kesl.

All of us at Project Cordillera have travelled and experienced the difficulties of knowing how to give back in a way that is fair and efficient. So, it’s important for us, as an organization, to offer our products with a step beyond your actual 6-day trek or 12-day mountaineering course. By sourcing local guides with only the best safety record and, we exist so your travel can leave a positive lasting impact. 

We support long-term opportunities for communities to have reliable income and the knowledge to preserve their unique environments. Every booking supports a life changing educational initiative that gives local teenagers a safe and structured way to experience their surroundings in a new capacity. We also partner with the Bloomtrigger Project to offset all carbon emissions. After you leave Peru, Project Cordillera remains.

 We believe that over time, ‘sustainable development’ and ‘ecotourism’ will be the norm and when we talk of development and tourism it is assumed that it’s long lasting and doesn’t do greater harm to the environment. Your ‘Sustainable Adventure' with Project Cordillera is just the beginning. 

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Puno region, Peru. Photo by Charlotte Kesl.

By Charlotte Kesl, 20 May 2014

The Hollies - On a Carousel

Interview with Sadie Quarrier: National Geographic Magazine's Sr. Photo Editor of Expeditions

Happy to have had a chat with Sadie Quarrier about expedition storytelling for Project Cordillera. 

projectcordillera:



Charlotte Kesl: What draws you to adventure and expedition storytelling?

Sadie Quarrier: What I love about my adventure and exploration beat is the community of photographers, videographers and athletes (adventurers, climbers, mountaineers, etc.) that this allows me to work with daily….

madrid, february 2014. 

madrid, february 2014. 

Have camera, will travel: 50 Awesome Photo Workshops Around the World

Excited that our Project Sierra Leone is included on this list!

Momenta Workshops: Momenta practices what they preach. Their mission is to use photography to create a global dialogue for a better world.”

compay segundo. chan chan. 

Project Cordillera

Introducing Project Cordillera

Socially and environmentally responsible tourism should be the norm. 

We provide a personal route to make this happen.

Join us on a trek, climb or mountaineering course in Peru beginning May 2014.

– Ain't Misbehavin' (20 plays)

heard this today in a cafe in madrid. one of dad’s favorites. 

czech republic, slovakia, italy, turkey, 2008.