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See what life was like in the Andes in these video diaries.


You can watch the main series on BBC One. It starts on Monday 4th June with a double bill at 4.30pm and 5pm, and then weekly on Mondays at 5pm until 2nd July. After the show at 5.30pm you can switch over to the CBBC Channel to watch the Serious Andes Diaries. Get a taster of what's coming up with our video clip.

Day 17 - the final push

Climbing Kylie reports on the final stage of the team's climb, where the adventurers had to climb huge glaciers in special ice boots.
After a grueling effort the team hit the summit of Cotopaxi, exhausted but elated.
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Day 16 - a tough climb

Matt Matt talks to Newsround about their amazing climbing attempt which is taking the team up to 16,500 feet.
Many of the adventurers suffered with the lack of oxygen at this high altitude but seven of the team made it through the first stage.
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Day 15 - freedom!

Erin Erin sends a report to Newsround showing how the team have created the new enclosure for the spectacle bears.
We also get to see the bear's first steps of freedom as they enter their new enclosure after being transported by the team.
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Day 12 - building begins

Will Will shows us the enclosure the team have been building for the endangered bears, which is going to be a vast improvement on what they are currently using.
The adventurers have been working well into the night, in weather conditions from bright sunshine to heavy rain.
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Day 10 - life under canvas

Kylie Kylie shows us round her base camp high in the Andes. The four girls share a tent together and every morning are visited by wild horses.
Everyone lives on noodles and porridge and because it's so wet wellies come in real handy when they need to nip out to the loo.

 

Day 5 - horse riding in the Andes

Caitlin Training hard to get used to their new environment, Caitlin and the team are getting to grips with the only viable form of transport at these altitudes - the horse.
Like most of them Caitlin had never ridden a horse before and was feeling understandably nervous...

 

Day 3 - meeting the bears

Matt Having arrived at their base camp at Cotopaxi, Matt and the rest of the team met for the first time the two spectacled bears they will eventually release back into their natural environment.
They all found it upsetting to see such big animals in such cramped conditions and can't wait to release them.

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