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Ed Stafford - Author

About the Author

Ed Stafford holds the Guinness World Record for being the first man to walk the Amazon River. This extraordinary achievement was documented in his first book and accompanying TV show, Walking the Amazon. Ed was also named European Adventurer of the Year 2011. He started running expeditions after retiring from the British Army as a captain in 2002 and has led expeditions all over the world, including community and conservation expeditions in Belize, Guatemala and Borneo; extreme cold weather expeditions in Patagonian Argentina and northern ice cap traverses in Chile. Naked and Marooned is Ed's second book.

Featured books by Ed Stafford

Naked and Marooned One Man. One Island. One Epic Survival Story

Naked and Marooned One Man. One Island. One Epic Survival Story

Author: Ed Stafford Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/02/2015

'I stood on the beach truly alone for the first time. I would not see another person for sixty days. I was on an uninhabited tropical island and I had nothing with me to help me survive. No food, no equipment, no knife and not even any clothes. All I had was my camera kit so that I could intimately record my self-inflicted sentence.' What if you were abandoned on a tropical island with no food or water, no basic equipment, not even a knife, and no clothes - could you survive? Extreme adventurer Ed Stafford isn't sure, but he's about to find out as he pushes himself to the limit in this gripping and inspirational test of human survival. For sixty days, with only his explorer's instinct and a video camera to record his experiences, Ed faces the ultimate feat of physical and mental endurance. He confronts blazing heat and brutal loneliness; eats snails to escape starvation and battles illness, dehydration and fatigue in what is his most dangerous, and at times life-threatening, challenge to date. This epic story of survival, full of exhilarating highs and devastating lows, is told with raw emotion and captivating honesty. This book will leave you amazed and exhausted.

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One Man. One Island. One Epic Survival Story

One Man. One Island. One Epic Survival Story

Author: Ed Stafford Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/06/2014

'I stood on the beach truly alone for the first time. I would not see another person for sixty days. I was on an uninhabited tropical island and I had nothing with me to help me survive. No food, no equipment, no knife and not even any clothes. All I had was my camera kit so that I could intimately record my self-inflicted sentence.' What if you were abandoned on a tropical island with no food or water, no basic equipment, not even a knife, and no clothes - could you survive? Extreme adventurer Ed Stafford isn't sure, but he's about to find out as he pushes himself to the limit in this gripping and inspirational test of human survival. For sixty days, with only his explorer's instinct and a video camera to record his experiences, Ed faces the ultimate feat of physical and mental endurance. He confronts blazing heat and brutal loneliness; eats snails to escape starvation and battles illness, dehydration and fatigue in what is his most dangerous, and at times life-threatening, challenge to date. This epic story of survival, full of exhilarating highs and devastating lows, is told with raw emotion and captivating honesty. This book will leave you amazed and exhausted.

Other books by Ed Stafford

Expeditions Unpacked What the Great Explorers Took into the Unknown

Expeditions Unpacked What the Great Explorers Took into the Unknown

Author: Ed Stafford Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2019

`A fascinating and unique look at these celebrated expeditions. Ed Stafford knows all too well how important an explorer's kit can be and this brilliant book gives great insight into the role it plays.' -Sir Ranulph Fiennes In this unique and enthralling book, explorer and survivalist Ed Stafford curates 25 great expeditions through the lens of the kit these remarkable explorers took with them. In an environment where lack of preparation could mean certain death, the equipment carried, ridden and sailed into uncharted territories could mean the success or failure of an expedition. Was it simply a case of better provisions and preparation that helped Amundsen beat Scott to the South Pole? And how has the equipment taken to Everest changed since Hillary's first ascent? Through carefully curated photographs and specially commissioned illustrations we can see at a glance the scale, style and complexity of the items taken into the unknown by the greatest explorers of all time, and the impact each item had on their journey. How it potentially saved a life, or was purely for comfort or entertainment, and how these objects of survival have evolved and adapted as science advances, and we plunge further into the extremes. Conquering fears and mountains, adversity and wild jungles, each item these explorers flew, pulled or hauled played a crucial role in their ambitious and dangerous missions to find out a little more about our world. Through each of these objects, we can gain a better understanding ourselves. Get an intimate view of these and more amazing expeditions: Roald Amundsen, race to the Pole: Norwegian expedition (snowshoes, Primus stove, piano, violin, gramophone... ) Amelia Earhart, first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean (Bendix radio direction finder, parachutes, emergency life raft, rouge... ) Tim Slessor, first overland from London to Singapore (machetes, crowbar, typewriter, Remington dry shaver, tea... ) Nellie Bly, around the world in 72 days (Mumm champagne, accordion, silk waterproof wrap, dark gloves... )

Adventures for a Lifetime

Adventures for a Lifetime

Author: Ed Stafford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

An inspiring selection of hand-picked adventures, chosen by Ed Stafford. For those who don't mind a bit of discomfort in order to experience the wilder side of our amazing planet. Stunning photography, sketch maps, as well as Ed's commentary throughout to inspire adventurers to create their own expeditions. Open your mind and reboot your soul with these unforgettable adventures. * Get a taste of total freedom as you soar like an eagle over mountains and lakes * Come-face-to-fin with ocean giants as you kayak spectacular coastlines * Strap on your skis and head off for an adventure in the frozen wastes * Experience jaw-dropping sights and lung-bursting trails from the seat of your saddle .......and more Life is for going out into the open. Life is for exploring, for feeling cold and vulnerable, for finding new possibilities and new opportunities. Ed Stafford

Singur pe o insula pustie

Singur pe o insula pustie

Author: Ed Stafford Format: eBook Release Date: 07/01/2016

Lui Ed Stafford, celebrul explorator care a strabatut pe jos intreaga lungime a Amazonului si a intrat astfel in Guinness World Records, ii plac provocarile. Dupa extraordinara calatorie relatata in 860 de zile pe Amazon, el cauta o noua aventura si decide sa se izoleze pe o insula nelocuita. Astfel ajunge in Olorua, o mica insula din Pacificul de Sud. Scopul lui: sa se descurce singur timp de 60 de zile, fara sa aiba la el nici hrana, nici apa, nici macar haine. Singurii sai tovarasi in aceasta perioada in care va avea de infruntat foamea, setea, frigul, oboseala, dar mai ales singuratatea sunt camerele video pe care le va folosi ca sa-si filmeze activitatile zilnice. Jurnalul acestei experiente, Singur pe o insula pustie este o poveste impresionanta despre ambitia unui om de a-si testa limitele fizice si mentale. Documentarul despre perioada petrecuta de Ed Stafford pe insula Olorua, Naked and Marooned, a fost difuzat de Discovery Channel.

Naked and Marooned One Man. One Island. One Epic Survival Story

Naked and Marooned One Man. One Island. One Epic Survival Story

Author: Ed Stafford Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/02/2015

'I stood on the beach truly alone for the first time. I would not see another person for sixty days. I was on an uninhabited tropical island and I had nothing with me to help me survive. No food, no equipment, no knife and not even any clothes. All I had was my camera kit so that I could intimately record my self-inflicted sentence.' What if you were abandoned on a tropical island with no food or water, no basic equipment, not even a knife, and no clothes - could you survive? Extreme adventurer Ed Stafford isn't sure, but he's about to find out as he pushes himself to the limit in this gripping and inspirational test of human survival. For sixty days, with only his explorer's instinct and a video camera to record his experiences, Ed faces the ultimate feat of physical and mental endurance. He confronts blazing heat and brutal loneliness; eats snails to escape starvation and battles illness, dehydration and fatigue in what is his most dangerous, and at times life-threatening, challenge to date. This epic story of survival, full of exhilarating highs and devastating lows, is told with raw emotion and captivating honesty. This book will leave you amazed and exhausted.

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Walking the Amazon 860 Days. The Impossible Task. The Incredible Journey

Walking the Amazon 860 Days. The Impossible Task. The Incredible Journey

Author: Ed Stafford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2012

In April 2008, Ed Stafford began his attempt to become the first man ever to walk the entire length of the River Amazon. Nearly two and a half years later, he had crossed the whole of South America to reach the mouth of the colossal river. With danger a constant companion - outwitting alligators, jaguars, pit vipers and electric eels, not to mention overcoming the hurdles of injuries and relentless tropical storms - Ed's journey demanded extreme physical and mental strength. Often warned by natives that he would die, Ed even found himself pursued by machete-wielding tribesmen and detained for murder. However, Ed's journey was an adventure with a purpose: to help raise people's awareness of environmental issues. Ed had unprecedented access to indigenous communities and witnessed the devastating effects of the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest first-hand. His story of disappearing tribes and loss of habitats concerns us all. Ultimately though, Walking the Amazon is an account of a world-first expedition that takes readers on the most daring journey along the world's greatest river and through the most bio-diverse habitat on earth.