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When Jamie’s Scottish Geologist father dies in a cycling accident in South America he is compelled to journey to Bolivia, seeking out his dad’s memory in a region that profoundly shaped both of their lives. Travelling through the high Andes, Jamie traces a family story that stretches from Scotland to South America and across five generations. Altiplano is both a vivid encounter with the Bolivian Highlands and a poignant memoir of a son’s love for his father.


“A remarkable memoir of travel and adventure, of home and family, and one man’s quest to make peace with the memory of his father.”
Gavin Francis


Winner of the Mairi Hedderwick Travel Bursary 2016


  • Softback containing 213 pages with 59,000 words and 32 images. Published by Wolf Dog Press in 2019.

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