Wick TV adventurer hosts jungle tours
TELEVISION presenter, historian and world adventurer Ashley Cowie, who hails from Wick, will be hosting jungle tours in Colombia to help raise awareness of ancient landscapes.
Ashley, who has made documentaries for STV and the BBC, has been researching past civilisations in South America for some years and recently discovered "lost mountain gods" within the landscape of Colombia – three 150-metre high “carved godheads” on a remote mountain.
Now he wants to share his knowledge and experience with others and is inviting anyone interested to sign up for an expedition that will also be filmed for a forthcoming documentary.
"We are offering the public a cost-effective chance to join our team of explorers, scientists and filmmakers in a full-immersion in Ancient Andean experience searching for and journalling native botanics and lost archaeology," Ashley said.
"Our goal is to create a documentary archive of both native botany and exotic species that were imported to Colombia after the Spanish conquest of the 16th century."
Ashley says the expedition team will act as "botanical immigration officers" distinguishing native from exotic species in the Tíquiza Hills to the north of Bogotá.
Ancient civilisations and "sacred geometry" are also on the agenda and anyone interested in signing up for the expedition can get more information at www.ashleycowie.com/expeditions