Explorer - Writer - Speaker

Ed Stafford is the Guinness World Record-holding first man to walk the Amazon. An explorer and adventurer, he was European Adventurer of the Year 2011 following his unique Walking the Amazon expedition. He is an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker and author.

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Discovery Channel

Ed’s first venture into television projects was to self-film a 60-day survival experiment for Discovery Channel. Dropped off alone and naked on an uninhabited tropical island in the Pacific, with no food, no water and no tools, this was his ultimate solo survival test to date.

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Walking the Amazon

On 9th August 2010, Ed Stafford became the Guinness World Record-holder for becoming first man to walk the entire length of the Amazon. Ed filmed and blogged his deadly journey for nearly two and a half years.

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Musings from an Explorer

Ed Stafford splits his life between filming for Discovery Channel all over the world and spending time at home in London. Ed blogs about anything adventure, remote travel, and health and fitness.

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Ed Stafford

Ed Stafford is the Guinness World Record-holding first man to walk the Amazon. He was European Adventurer of the Year 2011.

On the 9th August 2010, Ed walked into the Guinness Book of Records after becoming the first man to walk the length of the Amazon River. Sir Ranulph Fiennes described his expedition as being truly extraordinary… in the top league of expeditions past and present.”

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Ed filmed and blogged his deadly journey and engaged followers all over the world for two and a half years. His epic adventure made headline news, featuring in over 900 articles and on every major news channel in the UK and United States. Ed’s mission was complete. His tale of true grit, bravery and determination to succeed against all odds has led to him being described by The Daily Mail as; ‘Britain’s most intrepid hero since Scott of the Antarctic,’ and ‘A true hero’ by The Times.

Ed’s footage was made into a Discovery Channel documentary and was sold to over 100 countries. His book, “Walking the Amazon”, has been translated into Mandarin, Ukranian, Polish and Spanish as well as being sold to the USA.

Ed tries to use his adventures to inspire adults and kids alike to get off the settee and go outside. Ed was nominated as one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the year 2010 and in 2011 he was awarded the title of “European Adventurer of the Year” in Stockholm.

In 2011 Guinness World Records formally recognised Ed’s achievement and he appears in the 2012 Guinness Book of Records.

Also in 2011, Stafford was awarded the Mungo Park Medal by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society in recognition of outstanding contributions to geographical knowledge through exploration.

Ed is currently filming his fourth series for Discovery Channel.

Ed is a global ambassador for Land Rover and the Scouts. He has also worked alongside Sony to promote their Xperia Z1 waterproof smartphone.

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