Mystery of the Nile

Mystery of the Nile

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

Book - 2006
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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, [2006]
ISBN: 9780451217554
0451217551
Characteristics: x, 294 p. : col. ill., maps ; 23 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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