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

Posted by TheHistoryChanne on May. 12, 2009

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EXPEDITION AFRICA: STANLEY & LIVINGSTONE Season premiere: May 31 at 10pm/9c on HISTORY. Adventurer and geophysicist Pasquale Scaturro, one of the planets foremost expedition leaders, has been trekking to the farthest, most challenging reaches of the globe for over 25 years. Hes led three expeditions to Mt. Everest, including one in which Erik Weihenmayer became the first blind climber to reach the summit. Scaturro has also spearheaded multiple descents of major world-class rivers including the Bio Bio in Chile, the Omo and Zambezi in Africa and the first-ever descent of the Nile from its source high in the mountains of Ethiopia to the Mediterranean Sea, a distance of 3,260 miles. The historic 114-day expedition involved suicidal rapids, crocodile attacks, gunfire from bandits and arrests by unfriendly militias. It was featured in the blockbuster 2005 IMAX film Mystery of the Nile. Join other fans on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/History , follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/History_Daily and v...

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