The project “Adventure is For All” EcoCamp Patagonia, alongside their representative Timothy Dhalleine, took home first place at the Adventure in Motion Awards during the Adventure Travel World Summit in Tuscany, Italy this past October.
Chilean Patagonia was the setting where the stories of Alvaro Silverstein, Nicolas Paez and Jake Heightcan took place. Their testimonies in the video show that disability is no limit to get to travel the world. Even in the most remote places on Earth such as the majestic Torres del Paine National Park where EcoCamp Patagonia is placed accessible travel is possible.
“By making Adventure is For All, I wanted to inspire the tourism industry, adventure tourism organizations and people all over the world that disability is no limitation to explore wild places on our beautiful planet. Everyone can make efforts – simple ones – to make the world more accesible. It is important, because of the need to explore is something all humans have, and disability shouldn’t prevent exploration”. These were the words of the director, Timothy Dhalleine, during the award ceremony.
For Dhalleine, who is EcoCamp’s public relations manager, the inspiration came two years ago when Wheel the World was created. He was in charge of compiling the material that would shape these stories and that eventually would be entered to participate in the Adventure in Motion Awards.
The selection process for the contest lasted round three months. In front of a group of 800 delegates, the winner was chosen by voting in-situ, Chile won the award over a Canadian and a Portuguese project.