Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Nasty Monkey Bites! Sneezing At Tigers! Stiff Upper Lips! (Crikey!)
Profile of old-school explorer John Blashford-Snell.. . . a few old-school explorers are still hacking their way through the brush, square-jawed envoys to the secret world - and Colonel John Blashford-Snell is the most vividly drawn of the lot. He is quite possibly the only expeditioner who has his gear tailored on Savile Row. Or to have hauled an 800-pound grand piano 350 miles through punishing jungle deep in Guyana as a publicity stunt to raise relief aid for the flood-beleaguered Wai-Wai village.