Rob Dover has always been passionate about mountains, beginning with his roots in England's Lake District, where he began his interest in hiking and climbing. He came to the Andes in 1994 to work on an alpaca and llama farm in Ecuador, returned to England after a year, then headed back to South America, this time to Peru, arriving in Chachapoyas in 1997 to work on a volunteer project. After a brief return to England for training in British Mountain Leadership, he returned to Chachapoyas to stay. He is one of the founders of the Amazonas Guides Associations and lives in the spectacular Utcubamba River Valley in Chachapoyas. In 2010, Rob, with his hiking companion Nick Fletcher, made an unsupported three-week trekking expedition to try and ascertain the northeastern frontier of the Chachapoya culture. Rob is incredibly knowledgeable not only about the Chachapoyas and their rich legacy but also about the flora, fauna, economy, history, and culture of the high jungle Amazonas region of northern Peru.