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Ben Kozel releases the Yenisey adventure book, 'Five Months in a ...

In May of 2001, Ben Kozel, a science student from Adelaide (turned environmental worker, author/adventurer extraordinaire) was beginning another epic journey. Along with fellow traveller, Colin Angus from Canada, he planned to become the first to descend the Yenisey river from source to sea, 5540km in total. Ahead lay the icy rapids of the headwaters in Mongolia, the deep wonders of Lake Baikal, and over 4000 kilometres of meandering waterways to the Arctic Ocean. On Lake Baikal Tim joined the crew, and from there they found and repaired a half-rotten wooden dory, and set off for four months of round-the-clock rowing right through the heart of Siberia. Ben has now released his second book, 'Five Months in a Leaky Boat' detailing the experience. Published by Pan-Macmillan, it is available in stores nationally, or better yet you can order signed versions from his new website www.benkozel.com. Not a beginner to this realm of bad toilet humor and 'break-neck' cabin fever, Ben's first appetite wetting experience had been a seven-month rafting journey down the Amazon; from the Pacific coast of Peru, to the Atlantic. This is detailed in his first book, 'Three Men in a Raft.' This is also available in shops nationally and online at his website. To find out more about the experience, click here to read Tim's account and view a collection of photos and route maps.