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"Truly extraordinary....in the top league of Expeditions in past and present."Those are the words that Sir Ranulph Fiennes describes Ed Stafford´s Expedition. He walked the length of the Amazon river in South America. From the source to the sea. 860 days of walking.
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Cho (real name Gadiel Snachez Rivera) kindly offered to walk with me through the lower part of the Red Zone (the drugs trafficking area) when no one else would. He was a devout Christian and, although I am not religious myself, he brought with him a confidence that was contagious and he helped me lift myself out of being wrapped up in self worry. Cho would sing Christian songs in Spanish at the top of his voice whilst we walked. I found it bloody annoying actually but it did mean I wasn't focu..
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In Brazil Cho and I would arrive in a community and there would be a plate of hot food put in front of us within minutes and an offer of a place to string out hammocks in a family's front room.
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I think I'm less cocky and arrogant, but more confident based on realities rather than what people think of me. My self-worth had to come from within when I became so isolated, I couldn't look to others to gee me up or bolster me. That is a good thing and I've taken that with me and am less suceptible to to things outside my control now.
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ExWeb Interview with Ed Stafford, Amazon walker

Posted: Nov 21, 2010 09:01 am EST

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"Truly extraordinary....in the top league of Expeditions in past and present."Those are the words that Sir Ranulph Fiennes, a legendary explorer in Britain, describes Ed Stafford´s Expedition. Ed walked the length of the Amazon River in South America. From the source to the sea. He walked for 860 days and started on 2nd April 2008 and finished on 9th August 2010.Very busyWhen ExWeb´s Mikael Strandberg tries to get an interview with him, it takes time to get an answer from a very busy Ed. He´s travelling all over the UK...

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