- This expedition was the first episode
of filming we did for season four of Angry Planet.
- The goal was to travel deep into the
Amazon jungle and visit Rio Roosevelt, named
after former U.S. president Teddy Roosevelt who travelled here
after his presidency. Back in 1913-14 it was called the "River
of Doubt" and the expedition endeavored to map the river's
course. Their journey was fraught with hardship, impassible rapids,
illness, and even a murder.
- We re-traced a small portion of that
expedition, and also looked for one of the expedition's long