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Daniel Eggington and the Darien Gap Project

Great to hear from Hennessy user Daniel Eggington, who'll be taking the Jungle Explorer Zip on his latest expedition, The Darien Gap Project.  Here are his own words describing his  plans: 

“The main aim of my expedition is to raise awareness for conservation and human rights.  The location is a pristine habitat of primary rainforest.   I will be trekking through the gap from Colombia to Panama along the Pacific coast,  also known as Colombias Choco department.  

The Darien Gap is a gap in the Pan American highway which is the longest road in the world.  The jungle itself is dense and hostile from countless numbers of dangerous animals and a growing number of illegal armed groups, the most notorious bing the FARC rebels who have now disbanded and formed a political party.  The once smaller armed groups are now fighting for control of the illegal businesses the FARC once had which has created a power vacuum and people trying to rise to the top of it.   

Why I am doing this is simply because I love adventure and I hope to raise awareness for the indigenous communities neglected or affected by the issues in the region.  Another reason is to raise awareness of the biodiversity of the region in a hope the organisations trying to reduce deforestation and increase biological diversity will keep it forefront of their minds. 

Check out Daniels great photos and videos at merchanttraveller.com

 

Image of Daniel on a training trek at Galloway Forest

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Huaulta Cave Diving Expedition 2018 using Hennessy Hammock Leaf at Cueva de la Pena Colorada

"Our team has finally reached sump 7 and camp 2 where we are using our Hennessy Hammocks. Before any exploration dives can take place the team need to bolt and rig the 70m pitch down to the water and install a portaledge at the bottom of the shaft. Using the portaledge our divers will be able to assemble their kit before heading off on deep dives. The portaledge will also play an important role after each dive. Our divers will need to wait here for several hours whilst off gassing before exerting themselves with the long prussik up the shaft back to camp."
Photo by Chris Jewell of Connor Roe, Gareth Davies and Josh Bratchley
For more information about their expedition:
https://www.beyondthesump.org/return-to-the-pena-colorada-2018/
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By Ann Hennessy | | caving, diving, expedition, extreme, Leaf |

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  • Daniel Eggington and the Darien Gap Project

    Great to hear from Hennessy user Daniel Eggington, who'll be taking the Jungle Explorer Zip on his latest expedition, The Darien Gap Project.  Here are his own words describing his  plans:  “The main aim of my expedition is to raise awareness for conservation and human rights.  The location is a pristine habitat of primary rainforest.   I will...

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