*The Best Quest is in no way involved with this journey/expedition. Photo credits –

Pete Casey

New Photos; Next Leg to Ascend 1st 50m Out of Amazon Basin

Date: December 18, 2020
Approximate GPS Location: (8.39°S, 74.56°W)

On December 5, Casey posted a new blog covering most of the stories we included in our last update. This time, along with the blog there are some new, beautiful and interesting photos.

Guide Pizarro has parted ways with Casey in Pucallpa. He purchased necessary supplies and headed down the river back to his family.

Casey is now setting his sights on his next milestone town of Atalaya and he will need to find new walking guides. He will be crossing some dangerous drug trafficking regions including one previously used by Shining Path Marxist insurgents. He will also be marking his first ascent out of the Amazon Basin. "Atalaya is a massive 50m higher than Pucallpa," exclaims Casey.


update history

Casey Reaches Amazon Source!

May 27, 2022 // Ascent of the Amazon

Getting Close to Amazon Source

April 28, 2022 // Ascent of the Amazon

Breathless Views While Breathless From Covid

March 31, 2022 // Ascent of the Amazon



There are no comments on this update yet. Check back soon, or be the first to leave a comment


The Best Quest provides visual experiences of journeys. One by one you see the latest updates from the best expeditions and journeys currently under way around the world.

Sign Up

Sign up for our biweekly journey summary letter!