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raised of £40,000 target by 134 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,615 to The Amazon Summit to Sea

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Funded on Sunday, 2nd June 2024

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    We made our first attempt of Amazon Summit to Sea in 2023. Having summitted the Chimborazo on the second attempt (bad weather), we travelled by foot, rope and canoe down many tributaries, eventually into the Amazon Basin.

    We had descended from the high Andes mountains, into the the rainforest, exploring remote wilderness and experiencing amazing cultures.

    On July 30th we were attacked by pirates whilst passing a remote town on the Amazon River. Unfortunately, expedition leader John Bathgate was shot twice but the team managed to escape to the safety of an indigenous village.

    We now aim to return but can only do so once we have raised enough to do so safely, using local guides to help navigate through difficult zones in one of the most dangerous parts of the world.

    We are former Royal Marine Commandos with green lids and green minds. Through Summit to Sea Charity, we aim to raise awareness for environmental issues and emphasize the connection between mental health & spending time outdoors, achieving this through global social & environmental expeditions.

    40% of donations have already been given to 3 charities totalling 1568.92. (Rainforest Concern, Royal Marines Charity and RV1UK.) We're now supporting The Peru Mission, (UK Charity 1145812) who help provide educational facilities to children in remote communities. This could help vulnerable children avoid activities like illegal logging and mining and piracy.

    Click here to view: Our Pages

    Check out this epic footage from the expedition so far:

    Thanks so much for your support! Every donation will help.



    • John Bathgate1 month ago
      John Bathgate

      John Bathgate

      1 month ago

      Thank you so much to everyone who donated to Amazon Summit to Sea. We managed to achieve a lot with the generous donations received. We were the first team to travel from the summit of Chimborazo to the Amazon River and that was only achievable because of the generosity from all of you! The final funds will now be divided with the 40% going to the Peru Mission. They are an incredible group devoted to setting up education facilities in remote areas of the Amazon. 60% will go back into the pot to help us get back out there an finish!

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    • Anon


      May 17, 2024

      Best of luck….


    • Elaine McFadyen

      Elaine McFadyen

      Apr 9, 2024

      All the very best to you! x


    • Lucy


      Jan 6, 2024

      Good luck! Thanks to eskbank tree collection for the service and raising money for a good cause


    • Anonymous


      Jan 4, 2024

    • Euan Adamson

      Euan Adamson

      Jan 4, 2024

      Best of luck with the expedition and thank you to Eskbank Tree Care!


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      Jan 3, 2024


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    John Bathgate

    John Bathgate

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Our mission is to navigate the mighty Amazon River from its highest source, Volcán Chimborazo (6263m). A world first attempt to travel 5128km through diverse and challenging environments from glacier to sea.

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