I heard the rustle again, too close and too real to ignore. I clutched the flashlight, stuck my head out of the mosquito net...and found myself face-to-face with a jaguar. Four travellers meet in Bolivia and set off into the Amazon rainforest on an expedition to explore places tourists only dream of seeing. But what begins as the adventure of a lifetime quickly becomes a struggle for survival when they get lost in the wilds of the jungle. The group splits up after disagreements, and Yossi and his friend try to find their own way back without a guide. But when a terrible rafting accident separates them, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone. Stranded without a knife, map or survival training, he must improvise in order to survive. He wonders if he will make it back alive.
Since surviving his incredible ordeal, Yossi Ghinsberg has become a public speaker much in demand - he has been on the Discovery Channel and Larry King Live - and travels around the world giving motivational talks. Yossi lives in Israel, Australia and the USA. For more information, see www.ghinsberg.com. His clients include Toshiba, AXA, Hilton, Fujitsu, Philips and Pfizer to name but a few.