/ NEWS: Leo Houlding in Venezeula - Cerro Autana Expedition
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It all looked like good fun untill you see the insect bites.
Brilliant!! This sounds amazing. Looking forward to the film.
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:
Incredible, looks fantastic!
PS it's 'heels' not 'heals' in the first sentence ;)
I must say having now watched the trailer, this looks like it's going to be brilliant. Bring it on!
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