Current location: Cedral
Day of walking until they reach the glorious Playa Palo Seco: 4
Number of Dragons yet to be slayed: 1 (Cerro Dragon that is!)
This is now Alpha 1´s natural environment. They no longer have use for beds, food that is not dehydrated, flushing toilets or electricty. 14 days and they are already carved out of wood...Alpha 2 - Guanacaste Trek
Alpha Two have endured endless days of thunder storms, blisters, jungle, volcanoes, blisters and all kinds of scarey jungle creature things... just to prove it we have brought you photos... of them chillin´at Hotel Rincon Lodge! Don´t worry, Raleigh hasn´t gone soft... this was the base for their passage through Rincon de la Vieja National Park.. and yes, they stayed in tents, not hotel rooms!!
Alpha Two team... ASSEMBLEEEEE!!!
Man... this trek is TOUGH... Alpha 1 just don´t know they were born...
Did you know that gazebo in Spanish is ´belvedere´. Fascinating stuff huh?
Hey Alex... remember how you are actually the Comms Officer and instead of walking through storms, jungle and over mountains you could have been walking about Fieldbase in your flip flops, with fresh coffee on the pot and a comfy bed down the road to retire to after you´ve written a few blogs? Yeah?.. and how do you feel about the decision to trek instead? Uh-huh, gotcha...
Alpha 3 - Chirripo National Park
Best hat: Duncan / Best Shirt: Matt
3820 metres... on top of the world...
The A3 tanning competition was a bit of a non-starter...
Alpha 4 - Playa Hermosa
A4 have continued their turtle patrols, hatchery management and tree-planting. They finished their hatchery protection wall today... good work!
Mr T (Geoff) and Mark demonstrate their jungle shower... a complex, engineering feat... well done fellas
I didn´t wear my nice white t-shirt and iron my shorts just to mess them
up in the sand, did I?... now DIGGGG minion!!
Chelsie & Mark: We love cleaning!!! Honestly.
Project Managers - Owen and Gemma
Black & Decker work bench, jungle-styley...
Hogar dulce hogar
Could you spend 19 days sleeping here? Yes? Get out there then!
Night patrol - burying the eggs in the hatchery...
... then releasing them when they hatch...
Good luck little one!
The start of the turtle hatchery defence wall
A to the 4
Alpha 5 - San Nicolas, Achuapa
Having spent a week helping with the relief work in Achuapa, A5 moved into the village of San Nicolas on Monday. They been given a warm welcome into the locals´ homes and have started work on their water project. Today they were digging trenches and carrying in materials from the main road into the community.
Now, you may think this is just a recycled photo from jungle camp... and you would be... absoultely right :( We are trying to receive photos from A5 but their remote location is proving difficult. Soon!Alpha 6 - El Cebollal, Miraflor Nature Reserve
A6 are still working their socks off carrying wood and digging the foundations for their building.
A6 - what a team!
Bruce with yet another Costa Rican slappy hand game...
And streeeeeeetch.....ahhh, okay - READY
Caption contest... entries sent via the comments section por favor. Prize winner will receive a free Raleigh expedition plus flights *See small print and restrictions at the bottom of the page...
These were cut using just a chain saw you know... yeah, impressive right!
Sabrina: Work gloves - check. Boots - check. Silly over the shoulder bag - check
A6 carried these all day everyday up a big hill for a week...
Thumbs up if you have indigestion from eating a massive bowl of rice and beans
followed immediately by hard physical labour.