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Ed Stafford a former army captain, completed a record breaking trek along the path of the Amazon, He trekked 4,000 miles and has believed to have suffered 50,000 mosquito bites, hundreds of wasp stings and had many sticky moments with anacondas and scorpion’s.
He has become the first man to walk the entire length of the world’s longest river, his journey started in Peru 859 days ago on 02 April 2008, five months later he was joined by Gadiel Sanchez Rivera, who was a Peruvian forestry worker.
They survived on Rice and beans, and the occasional Pirhana they caught.Throughout their journey Ed had posted video clips and regularly posted blogs, His last entry stating he only had 50 miles to go,despite passing out the previous day while walking.
When they finally reached the Atlantic Ocean in Northern Brazil they sprinted into the sea.
His aim was to raise awareness of the destruction of the rain forest, but his main reason was “because no-one had ever done it before”.
During their two Year trek, they were imprisoned, chased by bow and arrow wielding locals and twice wrongly accused of murder.
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