Walking The Amazon From Source To Sea
May 22nd, 2011
In August 2010, Ed Stafford (http://www.edstafford.org) became the first man to walk the length of the Amazon River in South America from the source to the sea in an astonishing adventure. His expedition covered over 6700 kilometres from the Peruvian Andes across Colombia and into Brazil to the river’s end in the Atlantic Ocean, taking 860 days of walking; the full story of Ed’s amazing journey is published in June.
The dangers were many and varied – from piranhas, crocodiles and killer bees to injuries and tropical rain storms – and the journey demanded huge physical and mental strength. It is also an adventure with a purpose as Ed is using the trip to help raise people’s awareness of current environmental issues. He has had unprecedented access to local indigenous communities and witnessed at first-hand the effects of deforestation. He was recently awarded the title of ‘European Adventurer of the Year 2011′.
Ed will tour the following venues around the UK in June; the format is two 45-minute halves recounting the story of his adventures. The book will be on sale at the venues and he will also be doing signings afterwards.
Click on the particular venue below for details and information of how to get a ticket -
Wed 8th Esc the City at the Adam Street Club in London.
Thur 9th LOUGHBOROUGH Town Hall 01509 231914
Mon 13th BARNSTAPLE Queen’s Theatre 01271 324242
Tues 14th HALIFAX Victoria Theatre 01422 351158
Wed 15th DERBY Assembly Rooms 01332 255800
Thurs 16th SALFORD The Lowry 0843 2086000
Fri 17th LLANDUDNO Venue Cymru 01492 872000
Sun 19th DURHAM The Gala 0191 332 4041
Mon 20th BUXTON Opera House 0845 1272190
Wed 22nd TELFORD The Place 01952 382382
Thurs 23rd MALVERN Malvern Theatres 01684 892277
Fri 24th BRECON Brychieniog 01874 611622
Mon 27th INVERNESS Eden Court 01463 234234
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