Walking the Amazon: 860 Days. One Step at a Time. (English Edition) Kindle电子书
Walking from the Pacific, over the Andes and along the entire length of the Amazon to the Atlantic is truly extraordinary. No one has ever done this before and the pundits considered the route impossible. If the distance wasn't challenge enough, the dense forest, biting insects, snakes, bogs, wilderness and uncertainty of what lay ahead would daunt the staunchest explorer.
" (Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE)
To do all this in more than 800 continuous days with just a backpack puts Stafford's endeavour in the top league of expeditions past and present.
"Is this Britain's most intrepid explorer since Scott of the Antarctic?" (The Daily Mail)
"All generations need heroes; it's lovely to have a real one for a change." (Antonia Senior The Times)
"Ed Stafford is the real deal." (The Times)
"Totally, completely and utterly mad." (Michael Palin) --此文字指其他 kindle_edition 版本。
Ed Stafford started running expeditions after retiring from the British Army as a captain in 2002 and has led expeditions all over the world. Whilst not leading trips, Ed worked alongside the United Nations in Afghanistan assisting with the running of their first-ever presidential elections. Prior to this journey Ed was in production with the BBC on their conservation series Lost Land of the Jaguar. In August 2010, Ed became the first man to walk the length of the River Amazon, accompanied by forestry worker Gadiel 'Cho' Sanchez Rivera for all but four months of the 28-month journey.
Ed's passion lies in pushing himself to achieve feats that others may not believe are possible. He intends to use his remote expeditions to educate and inspire children and adults alike to challenge their preconceptions and look at the world from a conscientious and holistic standpoint.
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This walk is not a stroll, so if you're interested in flora and fauna you won't find it here. What you fill find is a man struggling through the thickest bramble, swamps, mud, and with his own self as he accomplishes something which had never been done before. Hostile and fearful natives, bizarre beliefs about "white men", and bureaucracy all add to the complexity of this mission.