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5.0 out of 5 stars
What an adventure, 9 Jan. 2012
I was given this book as a christmas present and although slightly bemused at the gift I have now read the book from cover to cover and found it an amazing story, starting with an idea to do something that no one has done before to finishing with a sense of real achievement. I would guess that most things on the earth have now been done by at least someone so for Phil Harwood to find something that no one has done before, and to complete it, really shows the strength of character he must have. And to do this solo, through a foreign terrain, with no back up, is fantastic. Phil seems to be an honest story teller and tells us about the history of the Congo alongside somne really funny and amazing stories of the people he met and the places he saw. I loved this book and would realy recommend it to anyone.