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TEDxSalford - Ed Stafford - Walking the Amazon

Ed Stafford became the first person to walk the entire length of the Amazon River in August 2010. His adventure has been described as one of the most dangerous and difficult expeditions ever undertaken encountering venomous snakes, severe floods, electric eels, jaguars and hostile local tribes, one of whom held him for questioning about the murder of one of their tribesman. Since returning home to the UK his story has featured in over 300 articles around the globe.Ed's Amazon accomplishment has been described by Sir Ranulph Fiennes as being "in the top league of expeditions past and present". In February 2011 Stafford was a nominee for the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2010 and then in March the same year he was awarded European Adventurer of the Year 2011. The Guinness World Records formally recognised Stafford's achievement and he appears in the 2012 Guinness Book of Records.Post production done by!/CassiusClaysonAbout TEDx, x = independently organized eventIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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    What an amazing story! It seems that no large animals attacked Ed when he walked the Amazon River, which is a combination of luck along with his great skills as an outdoorsman. He did get chased by a few large ...