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  • Author:
    Ian Mulgrew,Colin Angus
  • ISBN:
    0767910508
  • ISBN13:
    978-0767910507
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  • Publisher:
    Broadway; First Edition edition (April 9, 2002)
  • Pages:
    256 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Water Sports
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  • Rating:
    4.5
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    189
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Hiking the Andes and finding the source was the most interesting part

Hiking the Andes and finding the source was the most interesting part.

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Colin Angus, Ian Mulgrew. But when Colin Angus, Ben Kozel, and Scott Borthwick embarked on their fantastic voyage in September 1999, just climbing to the river's source nearly killed them

Colin Angus, Ian Mulgrew. But when Colin Angus, Ben Kozel, and Scott Borthwick embarked on their fantastic voyage in September 1999, just climbing to the river's source nearly killed them.

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Graceful dolphins, lush forests, and the intriguing people who live along the river complete the backdrop as Angus’s five-month excursion unfolds.

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Having sailed around the world at the age of 19, author Colin Angus was no stranger to adventure.

The true story of three enthusiastic (but inexperienced) adventurers who attempt to become the first team to raft the entire length of the Amazon River–all 4,007 miles--and (barely) live to tell about it.To a trio of twenty-something adrenaline junkies, it sounded like an irresistible challenge: tackle the Amazon with nothing more than a rubber raft between them and fate. But when Colin Angus, Ben Kozel, and Scott Borthwick embarked on their fantastic voyage in September 1999, just climbing to the river’s source nearly killed them. Beginning with the dehydration that nearly did the adventurers in as they hiked the Andes to the river's source, Amazon Extreme is a breathtaking account of the daily challenges, dangers, and triumphs experienced over the course of this five-month expedition. With no money to speak of and inaccurate, fifty-year-old maps to guide them, this intrepid trio manages to persevere through violent rapids, guerilla gunfire, mosquito-infested drinking water, and numerous bouts of sickness. But in spite of several near-death experiences, including one particularly terrifying moment when their raft is toppled in the raging white water, Angus's crew finds a reverence for the compelling beauty that makes this region so renowned. Amidst the hardship are moments of pure pleasure, from graceful dolphins and lush forests to the intriguing, gracious people who’ve made their homes along the riverbank. An inspiring tale of courage and exploration, this is the story of three guys who truly went off the deep end, and one who came back to write a riveting recollection of it.

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As good as new
JoJogar
I like Colin Angus as an author. His adventure stories are well worth reading. Hard to put down I have to say.
Morlunn
I came across this book at my local library and decided to check it out as my husband and I are whitewater canoeists and have travelled (some) in Peru. Wow! A very good read. Then I decided this would be a great gift for my son-in-law. He has done a little canoeing with us and has done a lot of mountain climbing and back-country adventures. This will be one of his birthday gifts next week. I know he will enjoy it as we did.
Doulkree
A great book! Real adventure . Fun read.
Ahieones
This is an amazing, "real life" adventure worth getting lost in. A must for those who love rafting and seeking adventure.
CopamHuk
I have been wearing a sleeping aid like this for over 10 years. When they wear out I get a new one. I tried this one but it is hard to get used to . Too much material behind your head and not quite enough to support your chin and cover your mouth. I suffer from a dry mouth because my mouth hangs open while I sleep causing me to wake up every few hours. maybe with a few alterations I can get it to fit better. I prefer the ones with both straps going over head.
Xarcondre
This is a great, fun read, full of mad adventure and foolish derring-do. It's about floating down the Amazon, but really, the best part is in the beginning, before they even get to the Amazon. They actually dip their toes in the Pacific Ocean and then hike over the Andes to find the source of the Amazon before they even get into the raft.

Hiking the Andes and finding the source was the most interesting part. By the time they actually get into the Amazon, most of the adventure is done, and Angus has to work pretty hard to generate some excitement.

Anyway, I loved it. I didn't give it five stars just because, well, because it's kind of thin. Not a weighty read, exactly.

But so what? Loads of fun. Great read.
Some of the reviewers of this book complain about the quality of the writing, but this is an adventure story told by the young men who lived it. It is not a work of great literature told by experienced professional authors, nor was it meant to be. Consequently, I did not find the quality of writing at all poor. It was, in fact, exhilarating throughout to read these hair raising adventures. I've been on many whitewater rafting trips, organized, and, to some extent, "Disneyfied." I've even fallen out of a raft in the middle of a Class V rapid. That was excitement enough for me! Yet, I would go on such a trip again at a moment's notice. However, to attempt what these three young men did is both exceedingly brave and exceedingly foolish, and such bravery and such foolishness makes an exciting journey and an exciting read. I commend the men who so rashly went on the journey, and thank them for giving us this souvenir of their adventure.