CHECK OUT THE ACROSS THE ANDES MUSEUM EXHIBIT - NOW SHOWING AT MUZEO IN ANAHEIM, CA
This is Gregg's new non profit dedicated to pairing adventure athletes with scientists.
The two of us hiked in the summer of 2010 from the Yellowstone Ecosystem to the Frank Church wilderness area in Idaho in order to document infrigments to connectivity in this key conservation area. Please visit Connecting the Gems.
We have been named National
Geographic Adventurers of the Year -Culture. Click
here for the article
Gregg and Deia are speaking about their adventure throughout
the U.S, please visit the Presentations
page for more info.
Deia is working on her Master's in Science and Natural
History Filmmaking at Montana State University.
Gregg has started a non profit dedicated to pairing adventure
athletes with scientists.
Gregg is tracking
wolverines and lynx in the mountains arond Bozeman, MT.
for more details on Wild Things Unlimited and the project.
Our goal was to backpack the length of the Andes Mountain Range, in the mountains. Combining a number of trekking methods including but not limited to, cross-country point-the-compass-and-go trekking, following foot and horse trails that have been used for centuries by local farmers and tradesmen, skipping down the Capaq Ñan (the original Incan Trail), and ever so occasionally braving the train lines, we accomplished our goal on April 17th, 2008. Our desire was to experience the culture and environment of the Andes first-hand in a manner that we feel only the pace of walking accommodates. Our intent was to learn as much as possible about the sustainable means of living that the people of South America have used for centuries, in order that we may teach what we have learned upon our return to the U.S. To the best of our knowledge, having successfully completed the trek, after covering 56 degrees of the globe, trekking more than 7800 miles, we became the first two people to backpack the Andes Mountain Range, the first two to walk it through the mountains without relying on roads, and Deia became the first woman to have walked South America.