The tale of an epic three-month adventure through unexplored Amazon terrain – and it might even change your life
Pip Stewart’s Life Lessons from the Amazon is two books in one. Firstly, it’s a graphic account of an expedition down Guyana’s perilous Essequibo River - a source to sea adventure brimming with danger and beauty in equal measure. Secondly it’s a thoughtful reflection on that journey that provides insights and learnings which might be usefully applied to 'normal life'.
As the team makes its way down the river each chapter highlights a different emotion, behaviour or human attribute which is then given the jungle treatment as Pip recounts an occasion from her Amazonian experience where it surfaced. Appreciation, Growth, Conflict, Connection.. and many more such themes enjoy an adventurer's analysis leading to the very last chapter, ambitiously titled Death and Life … in which a flesh-eating parasite nibbles its way into the story. For Pip Stewart, this extraordinary adventure was life-changing and some of the hard-earned wisdom she shares within Life Lessons from the Amazon might just change the lives of others.
This is the tale of an epic three-month adventure through unexplored jungle terrain - and it might even change your life
Fuelled by a zest for life and the desire to explore the world around her, Pip Stewart took on a world-first challenge: following Guyana's Essequibo River from source to sea. With the help of guides from the Wai Wai indigenous community, Pip and her teammates journeyed through the rainforest, facing peril every day as they kayaked rapids, traversed waterfalls and hacked their way through the mountainous jungle of the Guiana Shield, before finally reaching the Atlantic Ocean.
Survival skills and a flesh-eating parasite weren't the only things Pip took home from the rainforest. From contending with snakes to learning about the value of community, forgiveness and self-belief, in Life Lessons from the Amazon Pip shares many pearls of wisdom that we can all apply to our own lives. Her hard-won insights invite us to embrace the wildness within ourselves and live more every day.
|Publication date:||9th September 2021|
Closing date: 08/11/2021
Praise for Life Lessons From the Amazon;
A wonderful read, exhilarating from start to finish. Pip shares her unique knowledge of this jungle frontier and takes us on a journey of discovery through some of the harshest terrain on earth. An incredible adventure. Levison Wood, explorer, writer and photographer
Fascinating insights that I will apply to my own life. Ross Edgley, extreme adventurer and author
A remarkable journey. Ed Stafford, explorer & first person to walk the length of the Amazon River
Pip Stewart is a mother, partner, writer and chronic over-thinker. Pip has cycled halfway around the world and completed a world-first paddle through the Amazon Jungle. After contracting leishmaniasis, Pip now campaigns to raise awareness of lesser-known tropical diseases. When not writing, she can usually be found outside with her partner, Charlie, and daughter, Willow.More About Pip Stewart