Latin America Specialist
Peter spent a year living in Spain and 6 months in South America before going to University. His time in South America whetted his appetite for travel and he returned to study in La Paz, Bolivia as part of his degree in Hispanic Studies at King's College, London.
During this year he spent some of the time in the classroom, but also travelled to all parts of Bolivia, as well as to neighbouring Chile, Argentina, Peru, Paraguay, Brazil and Ecuador. After graduating he returned to climb Illinami and also walk across the Atacama from the Bolivian border to the Chilean town of San Pedro. He later returned to Argentina where he covered the four points of the compass.
Returning to the UK he worked in a variety of jobs including a knitwear company, which required him to return to Bolivia twice a year. In his spare time he helped to run the Anglo-Bolivian Society organising events and talks about Bolivia. He is always keen to introduce people to this country he loves.
Most Memorable Experience
Sitting on top of Illimani (at 6,500 metres above sea level) in Bolivia watching the sun rise and staring out over the altiplano as far as Sajama near the border with Chile was spectacular. Making the ascent over two days was hard work and being hauled out of a crevice I'd fallen into on the way made it all the more interesting.
I was travelling with a group of friends, and we also trekked to Coroico in the Yungas, visited the salt lake at Uyuni and walked from the border with Chile to the small town of San Pedro de Atacama. It was a tremendous trip.