"The crux of it is, if this wasn't a selfish, boy's-own adventure, I
don't think it would have worked," the 34-year-old former British army
captain told the Associated Press. "I am simply doing it because no one
has done it before."
The trek cost about $100,000 and was mainly paid for by donations.
Stafford and a buddy came up with the idea over a beer back in England, but about three months into the epic walk his buddy bailed out of the expedition.
Instead he met up with Gadiel "Cho" Sanchez Rivera, a 31-year-old Peruvian forestry worker, who finished the trek with him at the mouth of the Amazon
This expedition has been our lives. For 2½ years we've done nothing but
walk and walk and walk. To wake up the morning after and know that we've
done it will be a big change," said Stafford. "I think we'll get used
to it though."
Check out the video below to see how truly epic and hard this journey must have been for Stafford.