Ascent of the Amazon
Ascent of the Amazon

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Pete Casey

Turtle-Egg Breakfasts; Charging Tapirs; Waist-Deep In Swamp Mud

Date: August 30, 2018
Approximate GPS Location: (4.06°S, 69.51°W)

Casey has reported a few gorgeous moments, a terrifying day, and a lot of interaction with animals in the past few weeks. Highlights were eating breakfast at a Ticuna community overlooking the rainforest. The breakfast quite startlingly consisted of turtle eggs.

He also enjoyed the recent full moon within the rainforest. Animals reported were "lots of toucans, macaws, spider and howler monkeys, otters, bullet ants and armadillos." He also reported hearing exotic birds deep within the rainforest that he had not yet heard in other parts of the Amazon.

On the more unpleasant end of the spectrum, he was forced to spend a day (7 hours at least) wading waist-deep through mud in swamps, an experience he characterized as "way out of his comfort zone" - and we all know where Casey's comfort zone resides! The other scary experience was during a thunderstorm when a charging tapir, a South American type of wild pig that can be dangerous, missed him by inches.

Casey is currently walking a stretch to the Brazilian town of Benjamin Constant and on to the Peruvian border.


update history

New Guide, Milestone Town, New Tributary, Saliva Alcohol

June 25, 2021 // Ascent of the Amazon

Guide Cho Catches Malaria

April 27, 2021 // Ascent of the Amazon

False Starts, Hiccups & Covid

February 25, 2021 // Ascent of the Amazon

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

December 18, 2020 // Ascent of the Amazon



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