Video: Davey du Plessis Shares His Story For The First Time

This past summer we all received a sobering reminder of some of the challenges that our favorite adventurers must overcome while traveling in remote places. Back in July, Davey du Plessis set out to trek, cycle and paddle the length of the Amazon from source to sea, which at the time seemed like a wonderful adventure in one of the world’s most iconic places. Early on, we followed Davey’s progress closely, watching him pass important milestones on the journey. But in late August the adventure community was shocked to learn that he had been ambushed in the Amazon, shot, robbed and left for dead. Fortunately he survived, was airlifted to Lima, Peru and received the best medical attention possible considering the circumstances. After that, the story went quiet and Davey has shared little information about his harrowing story.

That is, until he appeared at FEAT (Fascinating Expedition & Adventure Talks) a few weeks back. In that forum, which is a bit like TED Talks for the adventure crowd, he shared his full story for the first time. The video of his presentation was posted to YouTube yesterday and you can watch it in its entirety below. If you’ve been wanting to learn more about Davey’s story then you’ll definitely want to watch this one.

Thanks to FEAT founder and organizer Lisa de Speville for sharing this.

Kraig Becker