Dr Mark de Rond and Anton Wright have successfully reached their end of their expedition: to row the entire navigable length of the Amazon unsupported.
They began rowing in Peru on Friday 13th September and arrived at the Brazilian coast one month later, on Tuesday 15th October. They are the first in history to achieve this feat, and received their Guinness World Record certificate from the British embassy in Brazil.
Mark has spent several years observing and researching teams of people in difficult circumstances, and decided it was time to experience first-hand what an endeavour like this would yield by joining Anton on the adventure. Murilo Reis, a passionate conservationist, joined the team in Peru and rowed with them till they reached Manaus in Brazil.