Colin Angus's Amazon Extreme: Three Men, A Raft and the World's Most PDF

By Colin Angus

ISBN-10: 0767910508

ISBN-13: 9780767910507

the genuine tale of 3 enthusiastic (but green) adventurers who try to turn into the 1st staff to raft the complete size of the Amazon River–all 4,007 miles--and (barely) dwell to inform approximately it.

To a trio of twenty-something adrenaline junkies, it seemed like an impossible to resist problem: take on the Amazon with not anything greater than a rubber raft among them and destiny. but if Colin Angus, Ben Kozel, and Scott Borthwick launched into their brilliant voyage in September 1999, simply hiking to the river’s resource approximately killed them.

Beginning with the dehydration that almost did the adventurers in as they hiked the Andes to the river's resource, Amazon Extreme is a panoramic account of the day-by-day demanding situations, risks, and triumphs skilled over the process this five-month day trip. with out funds to talk of and faulty, fifty-year-old maps to steer them, this intrepid trio manages to persevere via violent rapids, guerilla gunfire, mosquito-infested ingesting water, and diverse bouts of disease. yet inspite of numerous near-death stories, together with one really terrifying second while their raft is toppled within the raging white water, Angus's staff unearths a reverence for the compelling good looks that makes this quarter so well known. Amidst the trouble are moments of natural excitement, from sleek dolphins and plush forests to the interesting, gracious humans who’ve made their houses alongside the riverbank.

An inspiring story of braveness and exploration, this is often the tale of 3 men who really went off the deep finish, and person who got here again to put in writing a riveting recollection of it.

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