Amazon Jungle Survival Expedition 2015

November Jungle Survival Expedition 2015

  • Base Camp 2

  • Spot of night fishing

  • More fish cooking

  • More Fish

  • The Macushi Guides - top marks gentlemen, this was a true pleasure and a privilege.

  • Mad Viking with no trousers in the middle of the Amazon

  • Nut from the Silk Cotton Tree containing Sap which can be used for fire, much like Pine Sap.

  • Having a well earned drink on the beach in Tobago, while waiting for my flight.

  • Same Viking now holding a Kayman! Crazy man, but so funny.

  • Final Stay in Georgetown Hotel

  • Leaving Goergetown for Port of Spain

  • In Transit in Tobago - Job Done

  • Heading back to Georgetown

  • So so vast

  • Loading up

  • Ride home has arrived

  • Story behind these stones is related to a large BBQ with human body parts in the days of old...interesting story...

  • The Guides were some of the nicest people I have ever met, thank you Lionel, Cliveland, Sparrow and Damien.

  • End Picture

  • The Hike back out starts

  • Short respite

  • Bullet Ant

  • We're not the only ones marching today!

  • Being shown how to build a shelter earlier in the week.

  • 100% success - we all remained in Isolation! Well done everyone

  • Being picked up from the Isolation phase after day 3

  • Great View in the evenings on the river bank

  • Do you see anything else off to the right of the picture....?

  • Grub from the Kukrit Nut, used to catch the Bait Fish, which are used to catch the larger fish... clever

  • How many creatures can you spot

  • Something I should know??

  • My Humble Shelter and Bed in the 3rd Phase - Isolation I was quite comfy.....

  • Bait fish used to catch the piranha

  • My only kit to be taken into Isolation Phase 3 for 3 days... no food and only water from the river....no head torch, and only a fire steel and fish hooks...

  • Capadula Vine section - source of water in the jungle and also Viagra....

  • Another Trap

  • It took us only an hour or so from arriving at this untouched area before we had paths, Admin area, and a toilet dug too...

  • Warshi Back Pack from the Palm Leaves

  • Down time at Base Camp 2

  • Brazlian Man Trap - Bow and arrow trap - complex but amazing trap.

  • Heart of Palm

  • Almost down the the Heart

  • Obligatory selfie

  • Obligatory selfie 2 with Cliveland

  • Going Walkabout

  • Great Guys to spend time with

  • Washing in the river, where we had caught the piranha!?

  • Monkey

  • Grill

  • These teeth really are as sharp as they look

  • Red Belly Piranha

  • Shovelnose Tiger Cat Fish - really good eating!

  • Spot of Night Fishing

  • Roy and his Electric Eel

  • Dave & Cliveland

  • Anders - the Viking

  • Lionel

  • Giant Otter

  • Roy

  • Giant Otters

  • Sparrow

  • Giant Otters

  • Damien

  • Lionel

  • Ryan

  • Sophia

  • Cliveland

  • Happy Roy

  • Frogs Eggs.

  • Lizard

  • Yep...edible if skinned.... but no we didn't.

  • Check out the Guns on that

  • Clever - The Frogs make these circles and fill with water for the eggs and tadpoles

  • Snake

  • Was just as large as it looks here - my Viking Friend Ander's - holding it, was quite shocked

  • HMS Chubby needed to off load - well it was the dry season...

  • Smiley Smiley.

  • So much to see!

  • Great Views

  • Ensuite

  • Nom Nom Time

  • Heading out to Phase 2 - Deeper into the interior

  • What's he seen...?

  • Say Hello to my Little Friend

  • Ryan making shavings

  • Many Yari Yari

  • All making Yari Yari Fishing rods

  • My portable home for the 1st & 2nd phase

  • Justin always smiling :-)

  • at one with the fire....?

  • Zander making fire

  • Needed more hands

  • Dave making shavings

  • Cooking in the embers

  • Bamboo Pot (Kuwama or Curama - confirming spelling) Used for Transporting embers, or boiling water, or as a cook pot.

  • Kayman Chilled

  • Tarps and Hammocks - very comfy

  • Kayman - Not so Chilled

  • Beached Kayman

  • Snake - CorkScrew Boa

  • All we were taking to the 2nd Phase of the Trek

  • Fishing for Bait Fish

  • What a View

  • Stick Insect again

  • Cicada Skin

  • Preparing Fishing Hooks

  • Roy shot the GoPro with an arrow and killed it dead...

  • Yellow Banded Poison Dart Frog

  • Sparrow playing with the Electric Eel

  • Green and Big

  • Will be trying to make some similar

  • Stick Inesct

  • The start of the Hike with our packs think they ranged from 40-55lbs

  • Loved using these

  • beautiful work

  • Ready to Go

  • Base camp 2

  • Surama - beautiful place with fantastic people

  • Getting Kitted out

  • Vast

  • Meet the plane

  • Meet the team, Roy, Justine, Zander, Ryan and Dave, or was it Roy Roy, Roy, think we were all called Roy at some point!

  • All packed up

  • All the Kit laid out - excluding specific survival equipment