LEGACY SHOW: Expedition to Bolivia (cont.)
This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel’n On and before rebranding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.
This is a continuation of our conversation with author and explorer Col. John Blashford Snell who will talk about his upcoming expedition to Bolivia and his work with Just A Drop Foundation. Bolivia offers travelers glimpses of a different world, a bygone period, and the mystique that once enchanted explorers and rulers of old empires as a raw, rugged answer to Latin America’s gleaming metropolises and well-trodden tourist paths.
John is a legendary explorer who has traveled to all corners of the earth to leave positive footprints and share remote places with the world. John’s strong spirit of adventure, his great leadership qualities, his physical and mental courage in adversity, and his generosity to others less privileged than himself underpin his exceptional achievements and make him an ideal role model. John is the President of the Just a Drop charity, providing drinking water for remote communities. And much of it is connected with his interest in helping disadvantaged young people:
- He is a Patron of the Moorlands Community Development in Brixton
- He assists the Calvert Exmoor Trust in its work with physically handicapped young people
- From 2004 to 2009 he directed the Trinity Sailing Trust appeal that raised funds to give disadvantaged youngsters short sea training courses
After the success of this expedition, in 1969 he and colleagues founded the Scientific Exploration Society with the aim of fostering and encouraging scientific exploration worldwide.