UPDATE 30/05/2013:Peter now has a matching donor who will equal every donation you make, up until the funding target of $20,000 is reached. This means your donations going forward effectively double in value! So we have a truly realistic expectation of raising the needed funds.
Have you ever dreamed of unraveling Inca mysteries in the Peruvian Andes? Supporting a search for answers in a still relatively unexplored region? Being a part of a history in the making?
This may well be your chance! Explorer, scholar, writer and photographer Peter Frost will be leading a new expedition to explore Peru’s remote Vilcabamba region, known as the last stronghold of the Inca Empire, to confirm the existence of several unreported Inca sites… and he’s asking for your help!
Peter has been visiting and exploring this rugged region of the high rainforest for some time now. His initial expedition to Vilcabamba in 2001 and 2002 with National Geographic eventually led to the discovery and investigation of a new Inca site, Qoriwayrachina. It was actually a few years earlier when he first spotted the clues that led him to this discovery while on a trek with some travellers who he was guiding.
Following this expedition, with some more understanding of the Inca investment in the region, but still with several unanswered questions, Peter revisited several times on reconnaissance, exploring, surveying, and mapping the territory to prepare for this upcoming project. With a better understanding and knowledge of the difficult territory, riddled with deep canyons and high-altitude snow-capped peaks, Peter plans to embark on an intensive campaign to follow up on leads discovered over his years of research. With your help, Peter and his team can lay the groundwork for a major new phase of investigation into the cultural and historical landscape of this Inca heartland.
“By making contributions to this fundraiser,” Peter told Aracari about his decision to crowdfund the expedition “people have a chance to help expand the knowledge about the Inca past.” Donating as little as a dollar to this exciting expedition can help make a discovery that will lead to a deeper understanding of the Inca world. And your donation will be worth twice as much — because Peter has a donor who has agreed to match every contribution with an equal contribution of his own – unti lthe expedition reaches its funding target! And on top of being a part of something like this, he has also thrown in cool, little gifts for different levels of contributions including behind-the-scenes photographs and limited edition books.
Read more about the goals and current progress on their INDIEGOGO FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN PAGE. Be a part of history and help make this happen … and be quick, there’s only a short time left to donate!!
If you’d like to benefit from the expert guiding and unique insight of Peter Frost then it’s possible for us to organise that he accompany you on your trip to Cusco and Machu Picchu. In 2011 we organised a special trip with Peter to celebrate the centenery of Machu Picchu’s scientific discovery and we’re very privileged that he is able to accompany our guests. You can also see an interview with Peter on Youtube.