Piotr Chmielinski & Canoandes



Many thanks to Piotr Chmielinski for supporting me by sending out new replacement kit supplies and for his generous and ongoing financial donations during the course of the expedition.


Thanks to Jon at  FatMap the amazing navigating toolfor waving the annual subscription for downloads



Thank you to Bruce Chapman at the NASA Jet Propulsion laboratory for giving me exclusive access to the wetlands data and helping me get to grips with using the data in conjunction with Google Earth.


Thanks to Clive at English Worx for supporting the website and blog. Englishworx is a great ESL resource for English language learners.


John Stanford Music

Thanks to John Stanford for allowing me the use of his amazing music in the introduction video. Check out his incredible music at johnstanfordmusic.com.


Hennessy Hammocks

Thank you to Tom Hennessy at Hennessy Hammocks for the amazing and very comfortable Deep Jungle Hammock. http://www.hennessyhammock.com/


Altberg boots

Thank you to Altberg for supplying a pair of the worlds best handmade Jungle boots.


Ramona Marks

Web content help for this site was provided at a sweet discount by RamonaMarks.com.


Reserva Natural Jungle Lodge

Thanks to Axel for the use of facilities at the wonderful jungle lodge in Palmari


Thanks to Water-To-Go for sending out to Peru, a few of these amazing bottles & spare filters.


Thank you to the El Cauchero hotel in Iquitos Peru for accommodating me for a few nights. This spacious, peaceful and economical hotel overlooks the historical boat museum and Itaya river. Great bar, pool and breakfast included! Click logo below to visit the website.



Expedition donations

A sincere thank you to all who have made a donation to the expedition via PayPal or BACS on the support page or the Fundrazr page. Names will appear here unless otherwise requested. If I have accidentally forgotten anybody please contact me at info@ascentoftheamazon.com


Canoandes, Inc./Piotr Chmielinski  …..   Canoandes.org &  Running the Amazon

Piotr Chmielinski   Clive and Nina  David Casey   Luke Collyer   Gavin Chambers   Chaz powell   Stuart Avery   Sharon Bird   Clement Jolin   Ramona Marks   Ian Hemsley   Steve Deadman   James Turner   Sarah Itchfield  & James   Edward Stafford   Nina Plumbe  Aldo Gualtieri   Kathleen O’Brien  Kirstie McAllister   Thomas Maguire    Ethan Landau    Ella Casey   Kayleigh Wilson-Peckham   Jeff Casey   Lura Fischer   Jonathan Hazell   Claudia Fiedler   Alastair Humphreys   Farida Reed     Sophie Bignell    Ira Poortinga   Paul Vokes    P.Jones    Ellie Eales   Nicola Nath  Mischa Tytel  Robin Fitton   Gunter Hass

Apologies if I have forgotten to add anyone who has kindly donated. Please let me know via the contact page.