My name is actually Charlie, but ever since primary school I’ve been known as Chilly, Chills, Chillo – the variations go on.

I’ve always been interested in all things Spanish and Latin American. I’ve lived in Costa Rica, Colombia and northern Spain, and most recently worked for a Latin America tour operator in London.

Over the years I’ve poured over books telling tales of round-the-world cycling trips, epic hikes, ambitious swims and other adventures big and small. While I’ve gone on plenty of short adventures of my own, this trip was always at the back of my mind and I’m so excited that we’re making it a reality.