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Amazon Trek. Great story!

Postby alan » Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:45 am

A Leicestershire man has completed a 4,000-mile (6,400 km) trek along the length of the Amazon.

Former soldier Ed Stafford dodged vipers, electric eels, and was wrongly accused of murder during his epic journey, which began in April 2008.

The 34-year-old, of Mowsley, walked from Peru to the coast of Brazil.

A spokeswoman for Mr Stafford said he had become the first person to have walked the entire length of the longest river in the world.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-le ... e-10911128


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Re: Amazon Trek. Great story!

Postby Ron » Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:06 pm

It made the news here in Calgary, Alberta today!!!
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Re: Amazon Trek. Great story!

Postby Ron » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:44 pm

It also made the Globe and Mail. It was a half page article!!!
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Re: Amazon Trek. Great story!

Postby markr » Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:21 pm

And of course, as the intrepid adventurer was a fellow Brit, the story hit the Daily Telegraph.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/activ ... -trek.html
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Re: Amazon Trek. Great story!

Postby tomsax » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:01 pm

And all over the BBC. Here are some videos of

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-10945995
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