Monday, July 21, 2014
Let the building begin! building was in fullforce. Everyone scramebled for bare lots and strated plotting away drawing in the dirt weird and wacky designs. Friendships along with skate obstacles were being cemented on a daily basis! Lenzen (with the red beard) is the man and probably ended up being the greatest model out of everyone. Relentlessly posing for daily regular photos and interviews always with some kind of deep groan or "fuck you troy". Pure inca style the Peruvian crew flocked togteher and somhow hoisted a whole dead tree up inwhich they planned to build some seriously insane oververt obstacle. the weekend hit and everyone was keen to get on board. We headed up to El Alto which must be close to 5000 meters above sea level. We skated what would be classified the worlds highest skatepark.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
After falling in love with South America in 2013 I returned to Australia with no immediate future plans of returning to the lands of the almighty Inca. I worked my ass off over the Australian summer in upto 40 degree heat climbing/removing large trees no longer suitable for their position in the urban environment. I lived in a caravn in the bush for most of the time and fell in love once again. I got numerous emails of Robin trying to twist my arm into coming out to help build a park high up in the Andes. La Paz, Bolivia has been on my to do list for a long time and i was pretty bummed i didnt get to it on the last trip. In a nutshell I drunkingly booked my ticket 2 weeks before I left after months of pondering. My other Australian homie Erik Cole was also joining so shit was looing good!
My main reason for going was to help out ofcourse but I haved teamed up with a good mate of mine Alex Irvine to document the monumental achievement. Ive been working relentlesly on the edits to date and they are coming along nicely. They are a bit of a contrast to the Levis edit which came out. Anyways ill keep you updated on this when they will be released.
First stop of the mission was Lima Peru. After an absolute nightmare with the boys bus breaking down we had to take a 3 day bus mission to La Paz. Once we arrived we could not believe our eyes and ripped into work immediately. Some how first day i was adopted by the tree crew in Pura Pura and had a great time spending my first day working in conjunction with them.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Bus window perspective. Freaking love these bleak, waste land photos I took on the bus ride from Huaraz -Lima in Peru. After a quick stop over in Buenas Aires (may I add that I seriously contemplated skipping my connecting flight back to Australia) it was onto Santiago, Chile were I met my Colombian brother Javier Coca for the long ride back to Australia. South America, I'll be back!