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.
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.(Sir Ranulph Fiennes Obe )
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 )