Royal Geographical Society Lecture - Ed Stafford - Walking the Amazon - 19th May 2011, 2.30pm at Stonar School, Nr. Melksham, Wiltshire.
At 4,000 miles the Amazon is the world?s second longest river. Ed Stafford had to trek an extra 2,000 mountain and jungle miles to complete the journey from its source to the sea. He began the walk on April 2, 2008, completing the journey 860 days later. Living off pirhana and rice, he and his occasional partners made their way through Peru, Colombia and Brazil. Sir Ranulph Fiennes describes it as 'truly extraordinary' in the top league of expeditions past and present. Ed has kindly agreed to give this presentation to help inspire those in the educational space and to demonstrate to them the potential excitement of geography as a subject to study and to illustrate where Geography might take them in the future.
There are a limited number of tickets available for others who are interested to hear Ed's amazing story. Due to the support of RGS and the hospitality of Stonar School, tickets are free. If you would like to attend please contact Sarah Rawlings at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a ticket and any further details.