Ed's in Zambia this week and the rain is relentless, it's even raining inside his tent.  Join Ed, Thursday at 8pm on Discovery UK.


Ed Stafford in The Guardian
Ed Stafford has taken solo travel to extremes - he’s been marooned in the Amazon and on a desert island – but says it’s something we should all try. Read the full article here

Ed Stafford is on a mission to investigate the planet’s newest mysteries.  With photographs of Earth showing strange and unexplained markings in some of the most remote and inaccessible places on the planet, Ed sets out to solve the riddle.

From investigating gigantic white lines popping up on satellite images in remote West Papua, to a strange pattern of circular dots in the middle of the Danakil Desert, each astonishing image captures something hard to classify, previously unseen or anomalous. Ed will call on all of his expertise in extreme terrains and climates to uncover the truth.

From navigating deadly African rivers to transporting a grand piano to an Amazon jungle chief, Col John Blashford-Snell's life has been the stuff of Boy's Own adventures - and at 79, he's not finished yet.  Jessamy Calkin meets a remarkable explorer in The Telegraph (Saturday 5 December 2015)

As the interviewer puts it:' Very few explorers have inspired so many.'

Read more from this in-depth feature on John Blashford-Snell