A british explorer is the first to walk the length of the Amazon!

September 6, 2010 § Leave a comment

Ed Stafford has become the first person to walk the length of the Amazon river in South America from the source to the sea. He was walking for 859 days,  starting his journey on 2nd April 2008 and finished on 9th August 2010.

I first heard about Ed’s record breaking expedition only the other week, through bloomtrigger’s conservation partner Rainforest Concern, who is one of the charities Ed had chosen to support with his expedition. According to Peter Bennett, the director of Rainforest Concern, Ed with a friend had wandered into his office a little over two years ago asking for support for an expedition they were planning –  to walk across the Amazon. Peter had offered his support and encouragement, but thought there was no way anyone would be able to complete such a daunting challenge. Despite many difficulties and Ed’s friend having to drop out of the expedition early on, Ed managed to continue until he  reached the sea, he is now back in London recovering and getting ready to plan his next adventure.

To read more about Ed Stafford walking the length of the Amazon river click here… www.walkingtheamazon.com

I hope to meet up with Ed once all the media attention has died down and the dust has begun to settle a little and see what he thinks of ‘The bloomtrigger project’, as we would very much like to get him on board supporting our project. Hint hint!

To watch a video of his last day walking the Amazon click the link below…

Last Day of Walking the Amazon. Arrival at the Atlantic Ocean from Walking the Amazon Videos on Vimeo.


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