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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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Im in the process of producing/uploading all ten YouTube videos from this summer from Morocco, Colombia & Spain, watch the new ones below! My forthcoming seven week travel project: all arrangements for Ecuador are made, most activities for Mexico are also organised, the last few days of this project will be in Colombia resting.

 

Jean Dar, 4 December 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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Climbing Nevado del Tolima 5,215m, Colombia


With only four months passing between my latest shoulder surgery and my Nevado del Tolima climb, this was a test for future mountaineering projects. This video captures my and Alex's Nevado del Tolima climb on June 28-29, starting with our hike to Tolima's high camp from Finca La Primavera and ending short of  our high camp. My Nevado del Tolima climb formed the last part of my six day expedition through Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados in Colombia. More Colombian YouTube videos at my channel Ad Astra Jean Dar.

 

Jean Dar, 12 October 2019

Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados, Colombia 


My Los Nevados video captures the beauty of this Colombian National Park during six days in late June 2019, which is in the wet season and most hikers and climbers will stay away. We encountered only one single hiker before arriving at Finca La Primavera preparing for our Nevado del Tolima climb. However, me and my Colombian guide Alex had lots of luck with the weather, and rain only on the first day, followed by sunshine or clouds, as seen in this video. Watch my other travel videos at my YouTube channel Ad Astra Jean Dar.

 

Jean Dar, 12 October 2019

Bogotá, D.C, Colombia!

 

Bogotá is Colombia's beating heart, an engaging and vibrant capital cradled by chilly Andean peaks and steeped in sophisticated urban cool. The city's cultural epicenter is La Candelaria, the cobbled historic downtown to which most travelers gravitate and is chock-full of fascinating museums. Thanks to its fusion of the past and present, Bogotá is an ideal location with history, entertainment, delicious cuisine, culture, business, and is also the melting pot of Colombia. Support me by subscribing to my YouTube channel Ad Astra Jean Dar.

 

Jean Dar, 12 October 2019

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