Life Lessons from the Amazon - Pip Stewart - March 22
Life Lessons from the Amazon by Pip Stewart, our featured Ink in March 2022 is the tale of an epic three-month adventure through unexplored jungle terrain following Guyana’s Essequibo River from source to sea.
Fuelled by a zest for life and the desire to explore the world around her, Pip and her all-female teammates journeyed through the rainforest to chart the undiscovered source of the Essequibo with the help of guides from the Waî Waî indigenous community. Facing peril every day, they then kayaked rapids, traversed waterfalls and hacked their way through the mountainous jungle of the Guiana Shield, before finally reaching the Atlantic Ocean.
Survival skills and a flesh-eating parasite weren’t the only things Pip took home from the rainforest. From contending with snakes to learning about the value of community, forgiveness and self-belief, in Life Lessons from the Amazon Pip shares many pearls of wisdom that we can all apply to our own lives. Her hard-won insights invite us to embrace the wildness within ourselves and live more every day.
“A book with the power to inspire change.” Helen Skelton, adventurer and TV presenter.