LONDON, March 12 (UPI) -- A team of British scientists preparing for an expedition into the Amazon rainforest in Bolivia is seeking a church organist to assist with the mission.
The team, led by accomplished adventurer John Blashford-Snell, plan to deliver a pedal organ to the isolated Ojaki community as a means of persuading the natives to help them reach a remote site where a meteorite landed, The Times of London reported Monday.
"The organist should be fit enough to catch a bus and it would be very nice if he or she could swim," Blashford-Snell said. The organist will also share in paying the costs for the trip, nearly $4,000.
The team said the locals asked for an organ to be installed in their newly built church in exchange for their assistance, The Times said. The team will also install a clean water supply and offer medical services to the locals.
The research team hopes to recover a portion of the meteorite, which is thought to have landed 5,000 to 30,000 years ago.