Collage - Journal 1932...

Collage - Journal 1932...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Americas and Trans Darien Expedition..........

(All photos in this post by Mr. Amado Arauz)
Trans Darien Gap Expedition -1960 - From Panama to Colombia. In 1957 there were discussions about a research expedition for adjoining the Pan-American Highway. A couple of Land Rovers were custom built and of they went.

They had to drive to goopy mud under the triple-canopy jungle, snakes,vampire bats, boa constrictors, bugs, more dense and endless tropical jungle, river crossings, malaria, humidity, log bridges, difficult mechanical, logistical and topographical problems were a present part throughout the expedition. Leadership skills are essential in any successful expedition, think Sir Ernest Shackleton and our days Sir Ranulph Fiennes. The leadership skills were there and 4 moths and 20 days later they finished. AP McGee "Sons of Savages" you would have loved this Expedition.


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