Mystery of the Nile
The Epic Story of the First Descent of the World's Deadliest RiverBook - 2006
The Nile has been called "the Everest of rivers," and for centuries, the quest to find its source was the holy grail of human exploration. For those who dared to venture upriver, the possibility of navigating the majestic Nile had been but a tantalizing dream. But on April 28, 2004, renowned adventurer Pasquale Scaturro, along with his partner, Gordon Brown, made history. Starting at the holy springs of Gish in Ethiopia, they led an expedition that completed the epic first descent of the Blue Nile and Nile in 114 days. Traveling more than 3,000 miles by kayak and raft, they battled nearly every imaginable peril to conquer this great river-the world's most dangerous rapids, man-eating crocodiles, AK-47-toting guerrillas, blinding sandstorms, and tropical diseases. Written with critically acclaimed author Richard Bangs, this breathtaking tale vividly reveals the tantalizing thrill of adventure and the intoxicating rush of the Nile.
Publisher: New York : New American Library, 
Characteristics: x, 294 p. : col. ill., maps ; 23 cm