Chiribiquete – Expedition to Colombian Amazon

Thousands of years ago, indigenous people painted mythic stories on the stone escarpments of Chiribiquete, deep in the Colombian Amazon. In November 2017 four adventurers, three Poles and an Irishman, set out to fathom its mysteries. (from canoekayak.com)

Journey to Chiribiquete, Sistine Chapel of the Amazon

Thousands of years ago, indigenous people painted mythic stories on the stone escarpments of Chiribiquete, deep in the Colombian Amazon. In November 2017 four adventurers, three Poles and an Irishman, set out to fathom its mysteries.

By Maciej Tarasin and Dominik Szczepański

“Half of Colombia is the Amazon jungle, the paradox of which is that Colombian people know nothing about it,” said Ciro Guerra, director of Embrace of the Serpent, which won the Art Cinema Award at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Oscar. One of the film’s main characters is Richard Evans Schultes, an ethnobotanist from Harvard University and a close collaborator of Albert Hofmann, the chemist who first synthesized LSD. In 1943, the same year Hofmann embarks on his first acid-triggered trip in his Swiss laboratory, Schultes hacks his way through the pristine Colombian jungle. He has been sent by the American government to find rubber, much needed in wartime. Schultes, however, having devoted his life to researching medicinal and hallucinogenic properties of plants, has already developed a different fascination.

Read more at https://www.canoekayak.com/packrafting/journey-to-chiribiquete-sistine-chapel-of-the-amazon/#k1QWjAU9SadDzUyM.99

Check previous stories:

https://explorersweb.com/greenhell

https://explorersweb.com/Amazon-explorer-rescued-after-Vaper-snake-bite-2015-12-28-24486

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