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Offline David Rose

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Robin Hanbury-Tennison is seriously ill with Covid-19
« on: March 26, 2020, 07:00:17 pm »
Robin Hanbury-Tennison, who led the famous RGS expedition to Mulu in 1978-9 that saw the discovery of the Clearwater system and many other discoveries in several branches of science, is seriously ill with coronavirus. Very sad news. I hope he pulls through.

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/my-father-is-stable-but-so-is-our-hope

 

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Re: Robin Hanbury-Tennison is seriously ill with Covid-19
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 07:16:22 pm »
Very sad news. I consider him to be one of the greatest 20th century explorers, and his account of his (mainly) solo crossing of South America by canoe from the mouth of the Orinoco to Buenos Aires, to be the finest piece of exploration writing I have read. An awesome guy who has done a lot for indigenous people around the world.

He's demonstrated a lot of resilience in the past - I just hope that that resilience will see through his illness.

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Re: Robin Hanbury-Tennison is seriously ill with Covid-19
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2020, 02:13:05 pm »
Agreed, he is remarkable - read his book, Finding Eden, last year about his exploration in Mulu. He is clearly a robust guy, all strength to him.

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Re: Robin Hanbury-Tennison is seriously ill with Covid-19
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2020, 08:59:34 am »
GOOD NEWS - he's back home again.

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Re: Robin Hanbury-Tennison is seriously ill with Covid-19
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2020, 09:05:17 am »
Anybody read Taming the Four Horsemen?:
https://www.robinsbooks.co.uk/

 

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