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Drawing up a major travel project for 2020!

 

My first travel project of 2020 will start in January and include classic locations in three Latin American countries during seven weeks. First off will be Ecuador where my main objective is climbing several of the most prominent mountains in the country, ranging up to 6,268 meters - the point on earth's surface that is farthest from its center. I will have a few rest days between the climbs in the capital city of Quito, which is a lovely place. This will be my third visit to Ecuador where I had a bad climbing accident in December 2013, resulting in advanced shoulder surgery. Being acclimatised to altitude in Ecuador, the trip continues to Mexico where I will attempt the highest peak of the country, Pico de Orizaba, 5,636 meters, before spending time in Mexico City - one of world's largest megacities. I also hope to arrange seeing the Teotihuacan pyramids from a hot air balloon!


Two week's stay at Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula will follow, where I will go diving with Bull Sharks, in cenotes and wrecks, and freediving those Caribbean waters with Sailfish and Marlins out of Playa del Carmen with a 5-star dive operator. I will also see Tulum and Coba before going to Valladolid, Chichén-Itzá, Mérida, Campeche, Uxmal and Cancún with my girlfriend. The third and last country in this travel project will be Colombia, mainly for resting and spending time in Cali with my girlfriend and her daughter. As of today, more or less half of all arrangements are made for this fast moving and ambitious travel project.


Many of these locations will feature on my YouTube channel Ad Astra Jean Dar, so subscribe to the channel. This will be another project that will pack a punch!


With only eleven months passing between my latest surgery and the start of this project, this one will be a test for future projects that could see me return to more technically demanding 6,000 meter peaks!


Jean Dar, 10 November 2019


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My next project starts in January 2020 and includes: Quito and six prominent mountains in Ecuador, Pico de Orizaba, Mexico City, the Teotihuacan pyramids, diving with Bull Sharks, cenotes and wrecks, freediving with Sailfish, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Coba, Valladolid, Chichén-Itzá, Mérida, Campeche, Uxmal and Cancún..

 

Jean Dar, 10 November 2019

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My travel project to Morocco, Colombia and Spain in June - July ran as clockwork. Ten YouTube videos will be made from this trip, with the three first ones already uploaded - watch them below! My new album Tears Of Joy was released on September 7, with all songs available on the music page here at jeandar.net, Spotify & YouTube.

 

Jean Dar, 12 October 2019

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Having already completed the Moroccan part with Marrakech and Jbel Toubkal, 4,167m, the journey continues. I arrived last night from Madrid, Spain, to the Colombian city of Cartagena de Indias, my second visit to the beautiful and historical "Queen of the caribbean coast". The YouTube video for Marrakech is now being made!

 

Jean Dar, 19 June 2019

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Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, in one day!


Cartagena de Indias is the undisputed queen of the Caribbean coast, a historic city of superbly preserved beauty lying within an impressive 13km of centuries-old colonial stone walls. Cartagena's Old Town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, a maze of cobbled alleys, balconies covered in bougainvillea, and massive churches that cast their shadows across leafy plazas. My YouTube video shows my one full day in this beautiful historical Caribbean city on 19 June 2019. More Colombian YouTube videos at my channel Ad Astra Jean Dar.

 

Jean Dar, 12 October 2019

Jbel Toubkal 4,167m - the highest peak in North Africa 


At 4,167 metres, Jbel Toubkal it is the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco, North Africa and the Arab World. Located 63 km south of the city of Marrakesh, and visible from it, Toubkal is an ultra prominent peak, the highest for over 2,000 km. For climbers it is the most popular mountain objective in the Atlas mountains. Follow me on my ascent of this popular trekking and ski mountaineering peak, that took less than 24 hours round trip from Marrakech. Watch my other travel videos at my YouTube channel Ad Astra Jean Dar.

 

Jean Dar, 12 October 2019

Marrakech, Morocco, in one day!

 

Marrakech is a beautiful city in the Kingdom of Morocco. It is the fourth largest city in the country, after Casablanca, Fez and Tangier, and is the capital city of the mid-southwestern region of Marrakech-Safi, located to the north of the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. My YouTube video captures what I managed to see on my one full day in Marrakech, Morocco, on 14 June 2019. I enjoyed the city very much and wish to see more of Morocco in the future. Support me by subscribing to my YouTube channel Ad Astra Jean Dar.

 

Jean Dar, 12 October 2019

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