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Quiz Amazonian explorers Ed Stafford and Cho Rivera

June 6th, 2011
06:18 PM ET

English explorer Ed Stafford, together with his Peruvian walking partner Cho Rivera, was the first man to walk the entire length of the Amazon River.

The historic feat, accomplished on August 9, 2010, was described by British exploring legend Ranulph Fiennes as “truly extraordinary.”

The former British Army officer took 860 days to complete the journey, foraging for food, walking through piranha infested waters and dealing with jaguars and hostile tribes people.

He and Cho not only survived, but highlighted the destruction of the Amazon through deforestation.

Earlier this year, Ed was named European Adventurer of the Year and this week he is releasing a book about his history-making expedition, entitled “Walking the Amazon.”

Is there something you would like to ask Ed and Cho about their journey?

soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Lawrence

    Hi,

    Congratulations on your trip. I've got a few questions.

    Were you sponsored?

    How did you two meet?

    What was the most amazing thing you saw?

    What is the one thing that everyone assumes about the Amazon that isn't true?

    What is one easy, everyday thing that people can do to protect the Amazon?

    Thanks!

    Lawrence

    June 6, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Reply
  2. Jurgen R. Brul

    Hello Ed Stafford, Cho Rivera and CNN friends,

    I would like an answer from Ed Stafford and Cho Rivera on the following questions:

    – How will you Improve the Amazon River?

    – How intimate were the hostile tribes ladies with you?

    – How can we connect the hostile tribes people with CNN Connect the world?

    – What can we expect from you in 2011 and beyond?

    I am awaiting Ed Stafford and Cho Rivera replies.

    Greetings,
    Jurgen R. Brul
    Hometown: Paramaribo
    Nativity country: Suriname, which is a part of the Sipaliwini – Amazon Forrest!

    June 8, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Reply

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