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Marooned with Ed Stafford

  • Season 1
  • 9 episodes
  • Lifestyle
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Episode 5: Venezuela

Summary

Ed is marooned in the rainforest surroundings of Venezuela. He's stranded with nothing - no food, no water, not even a knife, and has to cope for 10 days without food, water or a knife.

Review

In 2010 explorer Ed Stafford became the only man to walk the entire length of the Amazon River. Now he’s Discovery’s new resident Action Man, aiming to survive in isolated regions with not even a tea towel to protect his modesty.

His first expedition begins on Ptari-tepui in Venezuela, an exposed rocky tabletop rising above a canopy of cloud and jungle. The location is spectacular, but as Stafford is making a point of filming solo (sorry Bear), we don’t get to admire the scenery. Instead there’s a lot of snake-infested undergrowth and survival video “selfies” – filmed in the buff, naturally. Thankfully Stafford soon makes a grass skirt, which he says gives him a “psychological boost”. It also makes it much easier for us to pay attention to his impressive jungle craft.

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  • Episode 5

    Venezuela

    Summary

    Ed is marooned in the rainforest surroundings of Venezuela. He's stranded with nothing - no food, no water, not even a knife, and has to cope for 10 days without food, water or a knife.

    Review

    In 2010 explorer Ed Stafford became the only man to walk the entire length of the Amazon River. Now he’s Discovery’s new resident Action Man, aiming to survive in isolated regions with not even a tea towel to protect his modesty.

    His first expedition begins on Ptari-tepui in Venezuela, an exposed rocky tabletop rising above a canopy of cloud and jungle. The location is spectacular, but as Stafford is making a point of filming solo (sorry Bear), we don’t get to admire the scenery. Instead there’s a lot of snake-infested undergrowth and survival video “selfies” – filmed in the buff, naturally. Thankfully Stafford soon makes a grass skirt, which he says gives him a “psychological boost”. It also makes it much easier for us to pay attention to his impressive jungle craft.

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