Peter Chrzanowski – Veteran award winning adventure filmmaker of 30 years with a long history with Peru and the Andes. Peter is spearheading this project . He is also a paraglide pilot since 1986 and one of the first pilots in North America. Peter’s life was saved in a ski-mountaineering accident near Huaraz in 1979 . Therefore he has a special passion for Peru and The Andes wishing to help ecotourism in the area. More on www.explorex.net and www.pembertongames.com. Peter is also an accomplished journalist and event organiser.
FRIENDS AND SUPPORT IN PERU
Jenny Altamirano - Co-ordinator for Peru . Journalist for magazines including Rhumbos in Peru . Jenny is currently doing her masters in eco-tourism in Peru. She would handle all the PR, press releases and Spanish language publications and co-ordinate Cultural Exchange between Pemberton Games in Canada as well.
Glenn Bitterman – Glenn, from Alberta, Canada is a paraglide pilot, tandem pilot, instructor and major flying aficionado. Glenn has had v. He has a great deal of experience as a consultant to major oil companies and often acts as the logistics expert or “ The Fix It guy “ from transportation to security problems in various remote destinations, from the Canadian Arctic to the tropics. Besides flying, Glen’s role would be to ensure proper communication and transportation co-ordination to make the XANDES mission a success.
Simon Bedford – Great Britain/Canada. Professional photographer, cameraman, video editor and adventurer. Simon takes amazing pictures. His portfolio ranges from photographing rock bands like The Who in the ‘70s to running a motion control studio for the BBC, and now documenting life in a Canadian First Nation community. Simon would lead the presentation in Huaraz , Peru for Cultural Exchange. See Simon’s photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/simonbedford/page13
Parque Nacional De Huascaran ( Huascaran National Park) Peruvian Ministry of Environment – Official supporter of XANDES.
Ivan Canturin – Director of www.inkafest.com in Peru. Ivan has worked with Peter extensively over the years and offers all contacts and support from the INKAFEST festival.
Koky Castaneda – Accomplished Peruvian Mountain Guide, skier and mountain biker familiar with a big part of the route. Koky has chartered the XANDES route for mountain biking support for the paraglider s. This can be done on another return to Peru in summer of 2011 .
Inigio Manero From 4 Patas , a publisher of many travel guides with many valuable connections in Peru for XANDES. Our banking and accounting will be going through Inigos reputable company.
Benjamin Morales – Good friend and consultant . Former director of Instituto De Geologia y Minas in Peru and presently working with Peruvian Tourism. Benjamin was in charge of the whole Peruvian rescue and recovery mission after the huge 1970 earthquake in Huaraz, Peru.
CLUB DE MONTANEROS AMERICO TORDOYA – Peruvian Institute formed in honour of Americo Tordoya formed to promote mountaineering in Peru. Why the connection ? Amerigo saved Peter Chrzanowski’s life in a mountaineering accident back in 1979.
CASA ANDINA – www.casa-andina.com Is a generous sponsor of both Inkafest and our first reconnaissance mission in 2009.
Benquelo Morales -Organisor of Andean Challenge and Andean Festival in Huaraz.
Anthula Mauriz from Infinite Tours Huaraz . Mountain sports enthusiast , event organizer , Huaraz co-Riders Peru Mountainbike company based in Huaraz doing a great deal of downhill and XC events, pledging support to paragliding reconaissance