Jungle is a Australian biographical survival drama film , based on the true story of Israeli adventurer Yossi Ghinsberg 's journey into the Amazon rainforest. It was released in Australia on 9 November , by Umbrella Entertainment. In early s, an Israeli adventurer named Yossi Ghinsberg travels to Bolivia planning to journey into the heart of the Amazon rainforest. There, he meets Markus Stamm, a Swiss school teacher, and his friend, Kevin Gale, an American hiker and avid photographer. The three are staying in La Paz , at an Israeli community hostel. During conversation the Austrian stranger, Karl Ruprechter, claims the existence of an Indian tribe in the jungle that they should go see.

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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Jungle by Yossi Ghinsberg. But when a terrible rafting accident separates him from his partner, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone against one of the wildest backdrops on the planet.

Stranded without a knife, map, or survival training, he must improvise shelter and forage for wild fruit to survive. As his feet begin to rot during raging storms, as he loses all sense of direction, and as he begins to lose all hope, he wonders whether he will make it out of the jungle alive. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published September 1st by Boomerang New Media first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

To ask other readers questions about Jungle , please sign up. Can someone edit the description of this book? Ery Too bad someone can't go back in time and edit the book itself, which is riddled with "muchilero". Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Mar 21, Jessaka rated it it was amazing Shelves: adventure-true. On the inside of the cover of the book I am reading there is written in ink: "Ron: I think we could have co-authored this book!!

Merry Christmas. Erik " Would love to hear their story as well, so it is too bad that Erik didn't write his last name in the book, because then I could try to find him on the internet and if I had found him, I would have let him know that I now have the book and so on. I also would have loved to have taken a trip like this one when I was younger, that is, if I had no On the inside of the cover of the book I am reading there is written in ink: "Ron: I think we could have co-authored this book!!

I also would have loved to have taken a trip like this one when I was younger, that is, if I had not been such a chicken. Yet, my friend Julie and I had walked 10 kilometers into one of the jungles of Mexico when trying to get to the ruins of Bonanpak, just 30 miles from the Guatemalan border. We spent the night there and were thankful to have gotten out alive.

What Yossi went through with his four friends was horrendous; it was frightening. I couldn't put the book down although at times I had thought to do just that. The first time was when he had said that they bought rifles in order to kill animals. I thought, "Trophy hunting," which I am against, but no, it was for survival. Then they brought a dog with them because someone suggested that it would be a great idea.

He would protect them from jaguars and boars. Perhaps, he would be fighting with an animal, and they could get away while he was busy protecting himself or them.

I don't remember now how much I am reading into this "bring the dog" idea, but eventually the dog wore out, had to literally be dragged and then finally left. This was the second time I wanted to quit reading this book, but I knew that they were going to be in some serious trouble up ahead, and so my curiosity got the best of me.

I picked up the book again, saw that I wasn't half way through and thought, "This will take me another two weeks to read. Best true adventure jungle story I have ever read. Next, they killed two monkeys and a sloth for food, and I was feeling bad again, that being another time I wanted to quit the book, but then I settled down into the book.

Then their party got split up, the rains came, then the fire ants, flesh eating termites, jaguars, boars, bot fly larvae deposited under Yossi's skin by a mosquito, painful, peeling fungus on their feet and legs that made it hard for some of them to walk, and then Yossi, and his friend took a very dangerous raft trip. My friend Julie and I had experienced the rain, the grunting of a wild boar, and the low rumbles of a jaguar following us. Julie had contacted malaria, while I came home with bot fly larvae in my scalp, and all this after only 24 hours in the jungle.

She and I both ended up in the hospital, and later I found that I had warts on the bottom of my feet. Fire ants, I have experienced, but only in America. I am really surprised that Yossi came home alive, really surprised. Not everyone on this trip survived because this jungle trip had many mishaps and dangerous moments. I believed every word of it. It was easy to believe after my own trip.

On the raft: "Around noon we ran into trouble. A large rock jutted out from the shore, and the water pounding against it formed a treacherous whirlpool. The current carried us into its center. We tried for two hours to get out of it without success. Finally seeing no other way, Kevin swam to shore, climbed onto the rock, and tried to use the rope that was tied to the front of the raft to pull it out of the whirlpool.

Twice he slipped, fell into the water, and was swept away by the current, but quickly recovered. On his third try the rope broke off in his hands, and he fell once again into the water, but this time he didn't return so quickly. I was left whirling with the raft, fear churning in my stomach. What if Kevin had drowned? What would become of me? I sat on the raft, craning my neck, trying desperately to catch a glimpse of him.

When I saw his his star hat carried downstream, I froze. View all 11 comments. Very good book by Yossi about the 3 weeks he spent lost, and alone, in an uncharted section of the Amazon jungle in Bolivia. The tale begins in Peru, where he meets the other men, and they decide to go into the Amazon. The first half of the book relates their journey together. The last half of the book is about Yossi's ordeal all alone, and his eventual rescue. It definitely held my interest.

View all 3 comments. The book opens with Yossi Ghinsberg 's 'Acknowledgements': a page and a half of flowery, gushing, quasi-mystical thank yous. This didn't auger well.

Yossi Ghinsberg 's writing style is pretty basic. I wonder if this is a translation - which might explain his style. For the first two thirds of this book I concluded that ' Lost in the Jungle ' was not up to the same standard, however I was gripped by the last third of the book and he certainly has an extraordinary tale to tell.

At the end of the book he also touches on how his near death experience shaped the rest of his life and I was impressed by what he has gone on to achieve. It's worth reading and I feel Yossi's tale will stay with me. That said if you've yet to read Touching The Void or Into Thin Air, then I would suggest reading those first as I think they're both more accomplished and interesting books that explore similar themes.

What a strange and wonderful world View all 10 comments. As far as the storyline goes, it is incredible, amazing, and a total 5 star entertainment keeping you on the edge of your seat until you finish the book. Then, if you think that it is actually a true story, and that these people get into all that trouble because of their absolute stupidity and unawareness of what might be happening to them, you ask yourself "why should i give this book 5 stars"?

They are idiots who are convinced that going through the jungle is no different than walking through As far as the storyline goes, it is incredible, amazing, and a total 5 star entertainment keeping you on the edge of your seat until you finish the book. They are idiots who are convinced that going through the jungle is no different than walking through the park down the block And so just about all that could go wrong goes wrong View all 25 comments. Dec 23, Sean Peters rated it really liked it.

A touching, shocking, harrowing, incredible, story.



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Yossi Ghinsberg

Ghinsberg had briefly returned from an Africa to Mexico trip and longed for the rainforest immersion experience. He worked several jobs to save the money to travel to South America and dreamed of exploring the uninhabited heart of the Amazon jungle. Ghinsberg hitchhiked from Venezuela to Colombia , where he met Marcus Stamm, a teacher from Switzerland , in the midst of his expeditions, and the pair became good friends and traveled together to La Paz , Bolivia. Ruprechter told Ghinsberg that he was planning an expedition into the uncharted Amazon in Bolivia, in search of gold in a remote, indigenous Tacana village. Ghinsberg, who sought out the opportunity to explore the unexplored areas of the Amazon, immediately joined Ruprechter in his journey, along with two of Ghinsberg's new acquaintances, Marcus Stamm, and Kevin Gale, [7] an American photographer. The four of them, never having had prior contact with each other, delved into a Bolivian adventure seeking gold. There, they restocked food and supplies.

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