– Not just that I’m in awe of the achievement, but I thought Edward really pulled the reader into the story and told it so warmly and generously –
David Lough, Author and Historian
In 2009, four British university graduates rode 3,000 kilometres along the spine of the perilous Andes mountains. Their six-month adventure took them through Ecuador and Peru, along the ancient routes of the Incas, the largest pre-Columbian empire in South America.
Inca Ride is the story of their journey, their friendship and humour, the companionship with their horses, and their human encounters along the way. This is a tale that will captivate travellers, horse enthusiasts and those with a love of the happenstance of life itself.
All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to Alzheimer’s Society UK (Reg. No. 296645) and Médecins sans Frontières (Reg. No. 1026588) | Over £14,500 raised so far.
Trekking with their noble criollo horses through precipitous mountain, dense jungle and searing desert, enduring altitudes up to 15,000 feet, the team is exposed to some of the most savage terrain on Earth. On their path, they experience injury and disease, find themselves held at gunpoint, and become subjected to the immense instability of the Andean elements.
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. They fund research to find a cure and support people living with dementia today.
Médecins Sans Frontières is an international medical humanitarian organisation working in more than 70 countries around the world, saving people’s lives in conflict zones, natural disasters and epidemics.
Edward Lines was born in 1985 in London. He was educated in Oxfordshire and Edinburgh before setting out on the Inca Ride in 2009. Since returning, he has worked in digital advertising in Ireland and London; he married in 2015 and currently lives in Battersea with his wife, Lucy, and son, Arthur.
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