Mystery of the Nile

Mystery of the Nile

The Epic Story of the First Descent of the World's Deadliest River

Book - 2005
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A thrilling account of the greatest geographical expedition of our time-the first-ever complete descent of the Nile River. Over the past century, many explorers have attempted to run the magnificent Nile, but none succeeded. At least a dozen men died trying, and since 1964, three explorers have been shot, two have drowned, and another simply disappeared. In April 2004, the renowned adventurer Pasquale Scaturro made history when he completed his epic journey down the Nile in 114 days, traveling 3,250 miles by kayak, from its source in Ethiopia to the shores of Alexandria, where it flows into the Mediterranean Sea. He ran the great river in the face of such obstacles as deadly crocodiles and hippos, arrests by Ethiopian and Egyptian militia, gunfire from Sudanese bandits, extreme temperatures, violent sandstorms, and exposure to malaria. He details his historical quest here, with critically acclaimed coauthor Richard Bangs, in a breathtaking tale that features a beautiful collection of photographs. MacGillivray Freeman Films is releasing an IMAX movie in conjunction with the book.
Publisher: New York City : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2005.
ISBN: 9780399152627
0399152628
Characteristics: x, 294 p. :,col. ill., maps ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Scaturro, Pasquale

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Oct 29, 2015

It is an worthwhile read to a person who has an interest in the Nile and the area. However it is written in the now popular 'magazine' style and although long on emotion, it is short on factual information. One thing in particular that stands out, is how abysmally poor the planning and coordination was, for an expidition down the worlds most dangerour rapids and one of the longest rivers. Especially considering the authors multiple references to his 'world class' adventure touring company.
But the adventurers truly had grit and endourance. and it provides information that is not available elsewhere. Be sure to read the BLUE NILE.

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