Last week saw the launch of Walking the Amazon – Ed Stafford’s breathtaking account of his world-first expedition along the length of the Amazon River from source to sea.
Waterstones Piccadilly’s 5th view was bursting at the seams with over 120 of Ed Stafford’s friends, family, and fellow Leicester man and England Rugby coach Martin Johnson.Watch a video from the launch event below:
Ed and his walking partner Cho were much in demand, posing for photos and signing copies of Walking the Amazon. Cho has fulfilled his dream of living in the UK and has been living a quintessentially English life with Ed’s Mum in Leicestershire, playing Rugby for the local team. A lively auction of expedition memorabilia and signed prints by the expedition photographer Keith Ducatel also took place to raise money for Cho’s return to Peru, raising over £1500.
Ed’s not only a remarkable man but also a fantastic writer. His blunt and self-effacing honesty shines through Walking the Amazon and he gives a real insight into the psychological pressures as well as the excitement and adventure of a daily routine which involved wading through swamps full of piranha, fishing in caiman-infested lakes, passing through some of the most notorious drug-trafficking zones in the world and staying with indigenous tribes.
If you’d like to get your hands on a signed copy of Walking The Amazon we have 10 to give away to the first ten people to email Jenny on firstname.lastname@example.org.
After London events at The National Geographic Store and Escape the City, Ed is now off on a national tour, which he will be blogging about on MSN Travel. You can catch Ed at the following venues:
- Tues 14th HALIFAX Victoria Theatre;
- Wed 15th DERBY Assembly Rooms ;
- Thurs 16th SALFORD The Lowry;
- Fri 17th LLANDUDNO Venue Cymru;
- Sat 18th DURHAM The Gala;
- Mon 20th BUXTON Opera House;
- Wed 22nd TELFORD The Place;
- Thurs 23rd MALVERN Malvern Theatres;
- Fri 24th BRECON Brychieniog;
- Mon 27th INVERNESS Eden Court.