Norman Walters and his longtime business partner Larry have sought out and experienced what most souls are terrified of or can only dream of: The Precipice of Life. From playing music in Greenwich Village in the 1960s, to building a touristic paradise in Peru’s deepest, darkest, Amazon rainforest in the 1990s, they have consistently gone against the odds, winning…losing…and calling it even. This is the first chapter in a story of overcoming obstacles, blending cultures, creating a dream, and facing hardship as well as joy with the same bold gusto.
Norman Walters spent ten years in the Peruvian Upper Amazon, 110 miles (up the Amazon River by boat) from Iquitos, Peru. This Jungle City of 600,000 inhabitants was reachable (from the outside world) only by water or air. No roads in! He is the co-founder of Yacumama Lodge, which he carved from the jungle in its inception and still operates today. These are his stories.