Friday, 14 March 2014

Ed Stafford will share the extraordinary story of his walk down the Amazon River, from source to sea, in a talk at Perth Concert Hall on Monday 24th March. Ed’s journey down the Amazon, which took 860 days to complete, was the first time in history that anyone has walked the entire length of the longest river on Earth.

    

Ed and his friend Luke Collyer set out on this monumental challenge in 2008. They believed it would take them one year and would involve walking 4,000 miles. In the end, two and a half years and 6,000 miles later, only Ed of the original two, would make it to journey’s end on the Atlantic. Along the way he had climbed an 18,000 feet mountain; witnessed and filmed never-before-seen tribal ceremonies; eaten cactus, tortoises and tapirs; been mistaken for a human body part trafficker; and met a local guide named Cho, who, after Luke’s departure, accompanied Ed on his mammoth trek

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The talk will take place at 7:30pm in Perth Concert Hall on Monday 24th March. Tickets are £10 for adults, £7 for under 18s, students and RSGS members. Tickets are available from the Horsecross Box Office on 01738 621031 or at www.horsecross.co.uk.

To find out more about becoming an RSGS member contact enquiries@rsgs.org. The Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS) is an educational charity which promotes an understanding of the natural environment and human societies, and their interactions, making the connections between people, places and the planet, and aiming to inspire positive long-term change.

 More information on Ed Stafford can be found at www.edstafford.org Attached photographs are copyright Pete McBride