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    To allow a steady acclimatisation to the altitude we spend the first few days of our adventure by exploring Cusco the ancient capital of the Inca Empire the shape of the sleeping panther that the Inca s used when they built Cusco can still be seen today Much of the precise stonework that the Inca s are celebrated for is still in evidence all over Cusco today as foundations for the Spanish colonial architecture The Inca s used no means of bonding their stones together they were cut to such intricate precision some of the finest is at the base of Santo Domingo A short hike from the centre of Cusco is Sacsayhuaman the magnificent stone sanctuary which the Spanish Conquistadors made their home until Manco Inca raised an army and began the epic struggle to regain the Inca Empire Discovering Choquequirao The Vilcabamba range was the last refuge of Manco Inca and the people of the Inca Empire nestled deep within the protective walls of the surrounding Andean peaks lies Choquequirao beyond the reach of the Conquistadors it was the inaccessability and elevation of the site that made it so perfect for the Inca s to continue their way of life decades after the Spanish conquest This enigmatic city has seen few visitors since Hiram Bingham hacked his way to it in 1910 prior to re discovering Machu Picchu Today Choquequirao still hides many secrets that are gradually being discovered by the dedicated team of archaeologists there are still many secrets yet to be told by this truly Lost City We camp at this magical spot for 2 nights to fully explore the site Onward to Machu Picchu From Choquequirao we continue our challenging traverse of the Cordillera Vilcambamba through the canyons of the Apurimac and Urubamba rivers following

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    and businesses that subscribe to Porter Protection Policies and can demonstrate that they treat their staff well and fairly We will take into consideration economic environmental and cultural issues when researching new destinations We will continue to monitor our destinations to ensure that our scale of visits and activities remain appropriate to the environment We will aim to ensure that our type and scale of tourism is appropriate to local conditions and operate within the limits set by local appropriate infrastructure and carrying capacity We aim to take responsibility By using planes we are all directly contributing to the effects of global warming and the emission of CO2 into the atmosphere On your behalf we will offset your carbon footprint by contributing the appropriate amount to projects undertaken by The Carbon Neutral Company www carbonneutral com and The World Land Trust www worldlandtrust org If you DO NOT want to participate please notify us in writing For the impact our visit will have on the environment by keeping our water and atmospheric pollution to an absolute minimum We aim to leave zero litter We will integrate environmental considerations into all of our economic and business considerations We will provide regular and ongoing training and support both professionally and in the principles and practises of responsible tourism to our staff We will work with to advise and encourage our local in country contacts with whom we work to adopt practises of responsible tourism We will provide advice and financial support for local community projects that will benefit the environment and the community as a whole In the UK Our operations within the UK are conducted within the same framework of responsibility that guides our overseas operations We recycle as much of our waste paper as possible where recycling is not possible

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    use a minimum for showering and washing Please take environmentally friendly detergents and shampoos for hand and hair washing these are now widely available but please use them as little as possible This will help to keep valuable fresh water supplies rivers streams and the sea free from pollution Make sure your soap doesn t pollute someone else s drinking water Always consider what you really need to take with you In many countries that we visit the waste disposal system will be ill equipped to deal with the increased pressures that tourism brings a few simple measures can make an enormous difference to the effect you have on your destination Wherever possible remove the wrapping of packaged goods before you leave unwrap soaps and take bottles out of boxes Never buy any products that exploit wildlife or aid the destruction of species or habitats Do not buy souvenirs made from endangered species such as ivory or turtle shells doing so will only encourage the trade For more information see www cites org Where there are toilet facilities however unsavoury please use them Where there are no toilet facilities always bury your waste and burn the paper and make sure it is never near at least 30m from a water source Your leader will give you appropriate advise on this issue We always insist that our leaders and guides maintain an appropriate distance from wildlife allowing the animal a suitable escape route resist the temptation to try to get closer For this reason we ask that you take the most powerful lens for your camera you can get Never attempt to feed wild animals or touch them Never ever leave any litter please pick it up as you would at home bottles cans plastic cigarette butts apart from being unsightly can be deadly to wild animals Social issues In a small community it s very easy to appear as an arrogant rich foreigner be aware of the feelings of other people and try to avoid giving offence Learning a little of the local language and customs and respecting the dress code can help reduce these barriers immensely Always ask permission before taking pictures of people ritual events or special places like shrines If people seem reluctant or look away please do not take the picture Some communities still believe that the camera will steal their soul Be careful not to cause offence through your thoughtlessness If you are not sure on how to respond to begging and about appropriate gifts to offer your hosts please ask your leader It is usually better for example to give school materials or local food treats as a group through the leader to the school head or village head As well as accentuating the gap between rich and poor extravagant displays of wealth such as ostentatious jewellery and technological gadgetry can be a temptation to any would be thieves please think about this when deciding what to take with you Responsible Travel is an

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    in the Royal Marines Nick was awarded the General Officer Commanding Northern Ireland s Commendation the Queens Commendation for Valuable Service and in 2005 he received the OBE During 2003 he led the Royal Navy expedition to Mount Everest the culmination of his own two year project As a result of his part in a rescue of two civilian climbers from another climbing team Nick was awarded the Royal Humane Society Bronze Medal In 2005 Nick resigned his commission in order to train as a science teacher at his local secondary school Gaining his Qualified Teacher Status in 2006 he decided to seek challenge in the world of management training and coaching Using his considerable management and leadership experience not to mention newfound experience from the coal face of education Nick has worked as a consultant and as a coach with the following groups Deutsche Bank Red Bull BMW Goldman Sachs BT Shell Oil EDS South West Water Rotary Warwick Business School Nottingham University Sheffield University Exeter University and the Women s Institute He has also given numerous presentations worldwide on his leadership experiences Nick is a highly experienced rock climber and mountaineer having climbed and ski toured in many

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    treks to Mongolia Pakistan Nepal Africa South America and Europe as well as a mammoth cycle trip from Alaska to Brazil A committed mountaineer Philippa is currently studying for her Mountain Instructor Award MIA believing life to be all about staying out of her comfort zone Home About Us Chris Butler Anne Butler Associates Nick Arding OBE Philippa Arding Jenny Bowen Malc Fraser Dr Jackie Gibb Chris Phillips UK Team

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    remote bush camps for volunteers on 12 week expeditions She organised these groups into specific projects briefed the groups on the purpose and reason for the studies arranged the logistics and drove volunteers to conservation tasks 4WD being essential Since then Jenny has set up and led various trips to Africa including four 3 month long expeditions to southern Africa for gap year students She has also worked with African game capture units led two trips to Costa Rica and Panama one to Ecuador two to Sinai and numerous groups in the UK mountains However she is passionate about Africa and always looks forward to her next visit to the continent Professionally Jenny is a qualified ecologist with thirteen years experience As well as conservation work in Africa she has assisted in setting up the first terrestrial protected area in Vanuatu southwest Pacific and completed Action Plans for tourism sites in the Commonwealth of Dominica She is a qualified Mountain Leader Advanced Scuba Diver and trained in Wilderness First Aid Home About Us Chris Butler Anne Butler Associates Nick Arding OBE Philippa Arding Jenny Bowen Malc Fraser Dr Jackie Gibb Chris Phillips UK Team Development Team Development in Africa Outdoor

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    Leader and is a Level 2 Coach in Inland Kayak and Open Canoe He has numerous seasons mountaineering and treking experience in the French Swiss and Italian Alps ice climbing in Norway and a wide range of experience climbing throughout the U K in both winter and summer He also has experience of sea kayaking trips on the west coast of Ireland and Chile Further afield Malc has been a project manager on a 3 month expedition for young adults in Patagonia Chile and also spent some weeks trekking through southern Chile and Argentina Furthermore he was Expedition leader for a team of young adults on a one month expedition to Ladahk in the Indian Himalaya Currently Malc is still based in North Wales working as an instructor covering a wide range of Outdoor Education activities climbing and mountaineering instruction throughout the U K training for Mountain Leader Training providers expedition work both UK and abroad and personal development courses PS Malc tries to get out climbing as much as possible Home About Us Chris Butler Anne Butler Associates Nick Arding OBE Philippa Arding Jenny Bowen Malc Fraser Dr Jackie Gibb Chris Phillips UK Team Development Team Development in Africa

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    with selecting and training doctors to accompany overseas expeditions and instructs expedition first aid When in the UK she works as a GP in the South West and in her spare time of which she seems to have very little she can be found mountainbiking in Wales or playing the trombone although not both together Home About Us Chris Butler Anne Butler Associates Nick Arding OBE Philippa Arding Jenny Bowen

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