A couple of months ago I heard Pasquale Scaturro speak at a fundraiser. He is a great expedition leader who has led numerous people to the summit of Mt. Everest, including Eric Weinmeyer, the first blind person to summit the world’s highest mountain.
The topic of his speech a couple of months ago was the epic adventure he led down the Blue Nile. He and his partner Gordon Brown were the first people ever to make their way down the entire 3,260 miles of The Blue Nile, from source to sea, in a single decent.
Their adventure is captured in the film “Mystery of the Nile.” The film shows the challenges they faced during their 114 day adventure: rafting through war-torn Sudan, coming face to face with huge crocodiles in the river, and how they managed to get their rafts and kayaks over an extremely large waterfall.
The photography in this film is extraordinary and very inspiring. For all those adventurers and arm-chair travellers out there, you really ought to rent “The Mystery of the Nile.”