Ed faces a hard battle to the end


Evening Express (Extra Edition) - - TV CHOICE -

PEO­PLE are ca­pa­ble of ex­tra­or­di­nary things — if they’re stub­born and de­ter­mined enough. Take for­mer Bri­tish Army cap­tain Ed Stafford for ex­am­ple. He had a dream of be­com­ing the first per­son to walk the en­tire length of the mighty Ama­zon river. Of course, there’s a rea­son why no­body had done it be­fore him. It’s very dan­ger­ous, and re­ally dif­fi­cult. In the con­clu­sion of this twopart doc­u­men­tary, we fol­low his progress. Hav­ing made it to Ta­batinga, near where the borders of Colom­bia, Peru and Brazil meet, Ed sets a course due east to­wards Manaus. He ex­pects to cover this part of his jour­ney in 12 months, but won’t be alone in his trek. He will be joined by fel­low Brit Sam Dyson, who has lit­tle sur­vival train­ing. How­ever, it’s not long be­fore drudg­ing through swamp­land takes its toll on the new guy.

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