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At two o’clock in the morning on 19th July 2004, 36 Young Explorers, with nine Leaders arrived at their camp site in the shadow of Longido in northern Tanzania some one hundred kilometres to the east of Ol Doinyo Lengai. 

These Young Explorers were a BES expedition who would walk across the savanna on the floor of the Rift Valley to Ol Doinyo Lengai then climb its steep flanks before trekking across the Crater Highlands to mankind’s birthplace at Oldupai Gorge on the edge of the Serengeti plains.

This was a five week BES expedition to the Gregory Rift in northern Tanzania.  On returning from Tanzania a ‘blog’ site was set up by Hugh Anderson to make the ‘science’ carried out during the expedition available to anyone interested in the material, and to provide a site where members of the expedition could tell their story.  This ‘blog’ was no longer evolving so this new site has been created by Hugh Anderson to replace it.

A potted history of Hugh’s career was published in Geomatics World on his retirement from Leica Geosystems.

This site is continually evolving with photographs and panoramas added from time to time and information on creating your own panoramas.

One evolution of the site is to include links and information on projects in the area visited by the Young Explorers in 2004 in Northern Tanzania around the Arusha area.  These are projects local to the area, which are helping the people in the region to find their way out of poverty as epitomised by the School of St Jude’s motto “Fighting Poverty Through Education”.  The projects are always looking for Volunteers and Sponsors to progress their work and you can find more information by visiting  my East Africa page.

This site also contains a section on Photographic Intersection, the low cost method of using photographs to accurately measure and record points in three dimensions.

The site has continued to grow with information added about the Ancient Technology Centre in Cranborne, Dorset, and The Church of St Mary in Easton Neston, Northamptonshire.

There is no connection between BES expedition to Tanzania in 2004, The Church of St Mary in Easton Neston and the Ancient Technology Centre in Cranborne other than they all involve me and share the same site as the material posted here is generated by me. - White Logo on Red TreeThis site contains photographs, many taken during the expedition.  These images have been kept to a low resolution so as to be small in size for speed of loading over the Internet.  If you wish to use these low resolution images directly from this site you are free to do so provided copyright is acknowledged to Hugh Anderson and the site address,, quoted as the source of the images.

These images are available at much higher resolution than as displayed on this site.
If you wish to make use of these higher resolution images please contact me using the Contact Form following.

Please provide as much information as possible about the intended use of such images as I will probably be willing to provide them at no cost if the use suggests this is the best way to proceed.

Please respect the information on this site, which is posted in good faith.

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Last updated May 2018

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Andi Daunt - Twenty Miles to say Goodbye - He ran because he loved to run  

Andi Daunt – Writer
Follow some of Hugh’s story, from his amazing childhood growing up on remote farms in Kenya, East Africa, during the 1950s and 60s to his adventures further afield, off the beaten track, as a land surveyor.
Hugh’s sister, Andi, tells of their life and fascinating experiences in her fast paced, interesting book, ‘Twenty Miles to say Goodbye‘, which can be purchased for a reasonable price on line at Amazon and other sources.

Maasai Family at Longido, Tanzania  

Sponsor local projects in Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya, or visit as a Volunteer
Projects in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania are helping the local communities to escape from poverty as epitomised by the School of St Judes motto “Fighting poverty through education”.
You can help in country or from home knowing where your money, time and effort is going.
Please visit my East Africa page to find out more.

Retirement Caricature   Hugh Anderson: a 360° view of retirement
Tribute published in Geomatics World May / June 2012 on the occasion of retirement after 23 years with Leica Geosystems.
 Seeing Life Through A Different Lens   Seeing Life through a Different Lens by Victoria Knight
Tribute published in the Hexagon “Together” magazine, Issue 2 2012 (December 2012).
Leica Geosystems is one of the many companies under the Hexagon umbrella.
Visit Hugh’s world of panoramas …
A site that is being developed to relate specifically to panoramic photography to show the potential of this media and how it is able to convey much more than words or single images.

If a picture is worth a thousand words then a panorama must be worth ten thousand, especially a 360° (or spherical) panorama where you can look all around and in any direction you wish to.

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