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The Land of the Celestial Jaguar

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Upper Peru 1567: Two rival Spanish expeditions set off into the Amazon in search of gold.

Both groups made it to the foot of the Andes and there they fought-for only one venture could have the King’s ‘right to conquer’.  Simon Chapman set off to trace the conquistadors’ journeys through the forests of Northern Bolivia.  Trapped in canyons, swept down the Tuichi River’s infamous Mal Paso San Pedro cataracts and charged by stampeding wild boar, this is the story of how the modern and historical trails intersected.

With a foreword written by Colonel John Blashford-Snell OBE, President of the Scientific Exploration Society