OUR PACHAMAMA PROMISE

Pachamama is Mother Earth. For the indigenous of Bolivia and the greater stretches of the Amazon, Pachamama is the highest divinity since she is concerned with fertility, plenty, the feminine, generosity and ripening crops, besides providing protection.

The concept of Pachamama is directly related to agricultural wealth since the economy of the indigenous peoples is based on agricultural production. Mother Earth is the great provider and as such we need to care for her.

Altitude Adventures are serious about looking after Mother Earth, sustainability is one of our core values.

With the infamous issue of ‘climate change’ taking centre stage, there is a realisation there are undeniable consequences of not making significant changes. The most recent report puts it into alarming perspective, with one in six plant and animal species becoming extinct if climate change is left to continue unabated.

With great knowledge comes great responsibility, we have a responsibility to our planet and those we share it with to do all that we can to keep it clean and safe.

So what can Altitude Adventures, our people, and our adventurers do?

It is simple, we all just need to change some habits and replace them some good habits and unplug as you go, simple as that. And as the climate change murmur reaches new heights let’s use our collective power to steer people, companies and authorities in a greener direction.

Altitude Adventures strives to make a real difference, for people, communities, the environment and ultimately our amazing planet. By doing things differently we will make a positive impact in our world. We work to make choices that that will make sense years from now, by giving back to places and communities and being wise about what we consume.

Our sustainable projects.

We continually find ways to reduce our use of plastics and find new ways we can recycle the plastics we use. One project is Project Earth ship Bolivia.

We promote tours that yield as little environmental impact on the planet as possible, like bikes and hikes.

Did you know that a man on a bike is the most efficient form of transport?

“Man on a bicycle can go three or four times faster than the pedestrian, but uses five times less energy in the process. He carries one gram of his weight over a kilometre of flat road at an expense of only 0.15 calories. The bicycle is the perfect transducer to match man’s metabolic energy to the impedance of locomotion. Equipped with this tool, man outstrips the efficiency of not only all machines but all other animals as well.

 

“Bicycles let people move with greater speed without taking up significant amounts of scarce space, energy, or time. They can spend fewer hours on each mile and still travel more miles in a year. They can get the benefit of technological breakthroughs without putting undue claims on the schedules, energy, or space of others. They become masters of their own movements without blocking those of their fellows. Their new tool creates only those demands which it can also satisfy. Every increase in motorized speed creates new demands on space and time. The use of the bicycle is self-limiting. It allows people to create a new relationship between their life-space and their life-time, between their territory and the pulse of their being, without destroying their inherited balance. The advantages of modern self-powered traffic are obvious, and ignored.” S.S. Wilson about the efficiencies of cycling:

We all know that hopping on a bike as opposed to getting into a car is better for the environment, what with cars making up 22% of our CO2 emissions, but the benefits don’t stop there.

When you cycle, you are statistically more likely to feel relaxed and hang on to that ever elusive calm state of mind for longer than those who arrive by public transport or those by car.

That fresh air and those exercise induced endorphins are all great, but for the financially minded among us, traversing your commute by bike is 1000s of times friendlier to the environment.

Where Altitude needs to use carbon dependant transport we offset carbon emissions through tree plantation programs.

We give back to communities through an education program that not only gives children skills for the future but also teaches them about sustainable living and recycling. 3rd world countries all have an issue with the safe environmental disposal of plastics. Through education initiatives we hope we can make a significant difference where we have an influence.

Help us make a SUSTAINABLE difference.