posted on May, 8 2016 @ 02:20 PM
a reply to: gortex
I love the guy. 90 years and the worst 'scandal' was people moaning about set scenes in the Arctic shows. The guy has class.
There was an article once that claimed he's the most travelled living man. Decades of crossing continents in planes have added up to several hundred
thousand miles of journeys.
The story that resonates the most is how he was part of an expedition into deepest PNG or a similarly remote area. They journeyed through forest and
jungle led by natives whose language was understood by interpreters. The further they went, the less they could understand local dialects. Eventually
they arrived in the territory of this 'lost tribe' and made camp for the night.
They were woken in the early dawn by armed men surrounding the camp. The guides' language was so distinct from the 'lost tribe' that verbal
communication was impossible. The tribe hadn't seen the clothes, equipment or colour of skin before and were cautiously dominating the proceedings.
Weapons were drawn and anxieties were causing many a rapid heartbeat in the humid air of the clearing.
Sir Dave was reflecting on his life and wondering if this was to be his last day. Would their deaths be known? Might they vanish without trace and be
lost? It crossed his mind that raised hands might mean something aggressive to them. Then again, showing teeth (smile) can also be a sign of hostility
in some cultures.
What broke the ice was a pair of eyebrows!
The good old eyebrow raise turned out to be a 'universal' sign of greeting and peaceful intentions.