On 9th August 2010,
Ed Stafford became the
to walk the length of the Amazon River from the source to the sea
Ed Stafford is the Guinness World Record-holding first man to walk the Amazon. Sir Ranulph Fiennes described the former British Army captain's expedition as being "truly extraordinary... in the top league of expeditions past and present."
He was made European Adventurer of the Year 2011 and is a key face of adventure on Discovery Channel with series including Naked and Marooned, Marooned with Ed Stafford, and Into the Unknown with Ed Stafford. Last year viewing figures were 95 million viewers worldwide.
Ed has written two books: Walking the Amazon, and Naked and Marooned and in between adventures Ed gives motivational talks to corporates all over the world.
Ed was awarded the Mungo Park Medal by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society in recognition of outstanding contributions to geographical knowledge through exploration and he is a global ambassador for Land Rover and the Scouts.
In 2015 Ed led Joe Simpson (Touching the Void) on a 5-week jungle expedition into Burma which was made into a BBC2 documentary broadcast in May 2016.
Ed is currently planning several expeditions that are yet to be publicly announced. But before that he has the small matter of getting married to Laura in September.
Naked and marooned
Marooned with ed stafford
Into the unknown
Ed has survived in some of the world's most inhabitable places and spent 60 days on a deserted island without any water, food or tools.The shows - see more