How does Ed write blogs whilst he’s in the Amazon rainforest?
He carries with him and Apple Mac laptop with a BGAN satellite internet connection from AST and the whole system is charged via solar panels. The bandwidth is paid for by Save Your World and Unicorn Media. At times of dense canopy, it can be hard to find the enough sunlight to be able to write and send blogs, and walking in flooded terrain makes it difficult to use the equipment without damaging it. As such, Ed tries to blog at any opportunity he has.
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Ed will be pulling names out of the hat en route to the source of the Amazon river, that will give you the chance to win some fantastic prizes donated from our sponsors. On four occasions during the course of the expedition the draw will be held with different prizes each time. To have a chance you need to be registered and have donated to one Walking the Amazon’s charities.
If you want to take a closer look at the images behind the blogs, click the “See the background” link in the top right of the image. Click it again to return.
The map shows Ed’s progress through the Amazon. The thick red line is the route of the Amazon river, and the thinner line, his actual route. Use the + and – buttons to zoom in and out, or use your mouse wheel. You can also drag the map with your mouse by clicking and holding. The map is designed to fill your screen so the larger it is, the more of the map you see. You can still view the other multimedia whilst in Map mode.
Ed is filming as he goes using an HD videocamera supplied by Sony. He sends the footage back to the UK via his satellite link where it is edited and hosted through Vimeo. See all of Ed’s videos on Vimeo.
Ed has been joined by a number of photographers and journalists, most notably Keith Ducatel. He retains the copyright of his images used on this site. If you feel that you would like the chance to walk with Ed for an article or to take better pictures, get in touch at email@example.com
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