/ NEWS: Leo Houlding in Venezeula - Cerro Autana Expedition

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UKC News - on 09 Mar 2012
Autana Expedition - Tropical belay, 5 kbA report about Leo Houlding and Alastair Lee's trip to Cerro Autana in eastern Venezuela where they put up a new route on this amazing remote wall.

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=66955
Dave 88 - on 09 Mar 2012
In reply to UKC News:

It all looked like good fun untill you see the insect bites.
Alan Dixon - on 09 Mar 2012
In reply to UKC News:
Brilliant!! This sounds amazing. Looking forward to the film.
john arran - on 09 Mar 2012
In reply to UKC News:

Congrats to the team on a cool-sounding adventure.

Cerro Autana is far more remote and jungly than most of the other climbed tepuis (such as Acopán, Amurí or Angel Falls), which are really in a mixture of thick forest and open savanna rather than dense, endless rainforest. You can't fly in because there's simply nowhere to land for dozens if not hundreds of kilometres. The bug life is far more severe there too, but the rock we found may well have been the best of any of the tepuis, and the steeper, hardest pitches gave absolutely amazing trad climbing.

ps. This is the same tepui as Anne and I wrote about after our trip there ten years ago:
http://www.thefreeclimber.com/articles/tfcNoWayJose.htm
http://www.thefreeclimber.com/articles/tfcLostWorld.htm
Fraser on 27 Mar 2012
In reply to UKC News:

Incredible, looks fantastic!


PS it's 'heels' not 'heals' in the first sentence ;)
David Hooper - on 27 Mar 2012
In reply to UKC News: Wonderful stuff - it raises my heart that climbers are still going out there and having real adventures like this. Nice one lads.
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Fraser on 30 Mar 2012
In reply to Alastair Lee:

I must say having now watched the trailer, this looks like it's going to be brilliant. Bring it on!

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