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Walking the Amazon: 860 Days. The Impossible Task. The Incredible Journey by [Stafford, Ed]
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Walking the Amazon: 860 Days. The Impossible Task. The Incredible Journey Kindle Edition

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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)

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'Walking from the Pacific, over the Andes and along the entire length of the Amazon to the Atlantic is truly extraordinary... To do all this puts Stafford's endeavour in the top league of expeditions past and present' - SIR RANULPH FIENNES OBE

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3177 KB
  • Print Length: 321 pages
  • Publisher: Virgin Digital (9 Jun. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0055CS5TQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 146 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #23,386 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I had been listening to a podcast and the interviewee (Les Stroud) mentioned how he had become fed up with so called "Explorers" and "survival specialists". Ed Stafford was one of the very people Les Stroud regarded as a true original, someone who brought home the realities and genuine excitement of undertaking challenging expeditions. Google being only a few keystrokes away, I looked up Ed Stafford and found out about his amazing journey across the Amazon. The book is a wonderful account of Ed's journey and you won't be disappointed in the slightest. There have been some snobby reviews about Ed's style of writing, if you want Dostoevsky then you won't find it here. This is an unashamedly authentic and honest account of the ups and downs of a trekking adventure that takes Ed and his companions, notably "Cho" Ed's unintentional Amazon buddy, along a the dangerous and sometimes tedious path of the entire Amazon, the mental and physical punishment they endure, the people and tribes they meet, the inter-personal conflicts, the generosity of strangers and so much more. The kinship and that develops between Ed and Cho is wonderful. I read the book within 4 days, it is fascinating and just mind boggling the sheer scale of this particular journey that Ed & Cho tackle. I'm reluctant to give too much away but you won't forget "Walking The Amazon" in a hurry. No-nonsense style, genuine narrative about a physical and mental journey.

I'm surprised not just by the scale of this adventure and the obvious gusto that Ed brings to it, but by the fact that it is in actual fact a very well written book by someone with limited experience in travel writing (so far).
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Superb book , Epic well written factual story , I read this in 3 days whilst on Holiday, I've always liked Ed Staffords TV shows, I didn't realize this book was available. It's tells the story of Ed's stunningly impressive walk of whole Amazon, from source to Sea, you feel like your there going through the hardships and meeting the various tribes along the way, just superb, I liked that fact the prelude tells you how this Epic adventure was started and funded, how many people were involved. Truly excellent book, from a truly humbling superbly unique brilliant individual that is Ed Stafford!
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When I saw this book I thought it would be just another travelogue, it may be that it is, but, I enjoyed it for the insight of how these indigenous people of these remote communities are being treated How their lands and communities are being plundered, not only by conglomerates of multinational companys but also by their own governments. And how they are trying to protect themselves from the endless march of the 21st century. So thank you Ed Stafford you made me think.
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This must be a pretty good book. My husband puts the football on every evening and then carries on reading this book. I'd recommend this for anyone who has a husband who always wanted to go on adventures but never found the time.
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Fantastic read about areas of the world most only dream of visiting.
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Do yourself a favour and read!
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Brilliant
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