EXPEDITION AFRICA Explorer Profile: Benedict. Premieres 5/31/...

Posted by TheHistoryChanne on May. 12, 2009

EXPEDITION AFRICA: STANLEY & LIVINGSTONE Season premiere: May 31 at 10pm/9c on HISTORY. Called a cat whos used up six of his nine lives, explorer, author and filmmaker Benedict Allen has been abandoned and left to die--twice--in the Amazon, been pursued by one of Columbian drug kingpin Pablo Escobars hit men, stitched up his own chest wound with a boot-mending kit and been forced to eat his dog to avoid starvation on an expedition. Allen is known for trekking to the most remote, potentially dangerous corners of the planet, places where few Westerners have ever set foot, and immersing himself in indigenous communities. He travels without a GPS, satellite phone or other backup, relying instead on his own skills or those of local people. Join other fans on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/History , follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/History_Daily and visit the official site http://www.history.com/expedition for info, games and more.

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