Three Men In A Raft: An Improbable Journey Down The Amazon

Three Men In A Raft An Improbable Journey Down The Amazon When Ben Kozel casually accepted a friend s invitation to raft down the he was setting out on the adventure of a lifetime It was a journey that would take him from the ultimate source of the high in t

  • Title: Three Men In A Raft: An Improbable Journey Down The Amazon
  • Author: Ben Kozel
  • ISBN: 9780330364607
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Ben Kozel casually accepted a friend s invitation to raft down the he was setting out on the adventure of a lifetime It was a journey that would take him from the ultimate source of the high in the Andes to its mouth on the Atlantic coast of South America a distance of over 7000 kilometres along the length of the world s wildest river.The journey fromWhen Ben Kozel casually accepted a friend s invitation to raft down the he was setting out on the adventure of a lifetime It was a journey that would take him from the ultimate source of the high in the Andes to its mouth on the Atlantic coast of South America a distance of over 7000 kilometres along the length of the world s wildest river.The journey from source to sea had only ever been completed by two expeditions, both of them assisted by first class training, state of the art equipment and major budgets Ben, the Australian on the team, Colin Angus from Canada and Scott Borthwick from South Africa all in their mid twenties were attempting the epic journey with fifteen thousand Australian dollars between them, some second hand camping gear, a grand total of five afternoons training in whitewater rafting and a large dose of blind optimism.Five months later they arrived at the Atlantic Ocean, having survived some of the planet s most dangerous whitewater, wild storms, disgusting tropical diseases, several hundred species of venomous insects and reptiles, not to mention being pursued and shot at by guerrillas from Peru s murderous Shining Path rebel movement and mistaken by paramilitary police for drug smugglers.Three Men in a Raft is the account of their extraordinary journey It s both a travel book and an adventure story, laced with humour, danger and vivid description unlikely, endearing and enthralling.

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    1. A starkly non-spiritual book in the midst of the spiritual reading binge I was going through at the time. It is what it is; it’s a pretty cool adventure story that’s well written and not really groundbreaking in any way. If you’re into the adventures I’d recommend it; these kids did this one quite well.

    2. For those who love a story of the journey and challenge of people sharing hardships. Read this about every two years to revitalise my sense of adventure.

    3. I bought this book as I have always wanted to see the some day. So I read it with great interest and wasn't disappointed. The writing style is direct and honest. I suppose one of the disadvantages of a trip where you float down a great river is that you are always on the move and perhaps don't get to discover as much about the landscape and people as you would if you stayed in one place for a long time. So it is a book of glimpses into the lives of the people who live beside the and of the gre [...]

    4. One hell of an adventure by Colin Angus of Canada, Ben Kozel, Australian, and Scott Borthwick, South African who paddled a rubber raft down the complete length of the River - from the start in the mountains of Peru to the Atlantic Ocean. A they said at the end, "would we have done it knowing what we know now?" and the answer was "no!" I would FULLY agree, adventurous as I am. The rapids of the upper tributaries would scare the hell out of me, but what would really cap it off were the gun toting [...]

    5. Ben Kozal, an Australian, with two friends, one from Canada and one from South Africa, decide to navigate the River from its source to its outlet to the Atlantic Ocean. The trip is fraught with difficulties. In the high Andes they are very close to succumbing to a lack of water. They lose their maps (which they find out are about 50 years out of date)in the river. In a rubber raft, they deal with rough rapids and lose most of their supplies. Some of the locals that they meet up with are helpful [...]

    6. If you are the adventure type person, that likes discovering new places and getting of the beaten track, then these 3 men will become your heroes and make you dream and think if you could push yourself through all that, as amazing as their narration is, Its a mad and insane trip from the birth of the amazon river until the end of it, crossing countries, facing dangerous animals, armed people, thirst and hunger.

    7. Entertaining read. Actually quite exciting in the first half, but the storyline slows toward the middle of the book, making it a bit hard to get through. Crazy tale nonetheless

    8. This was a great book about an amazing adventure down the . It was written in an engaging style that documented some really interesting and, at times, scary experiences.

    9. Great account of three young blokes on a journey along the River from summit to the ocean. Very entertaining if you like road/boat trips and traveling to interesting countries.

    10. A fantastic adventure! Highly recommended. One of those books that is great as a gift for someone who you've got no idea what to buy for ^_^

    11. Not a bad read. A pretty interesting story, though parts got a bit tedious. But overall a good adventure tale!

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