A strong British, Venezuelan and Russian team have free climbed the Angel Falls in Venzuela. The route, much of it behind the world's highest waterfall in the world, is now the biggest overhanging free-climb in the world and took nineteen days and fourteen nights to reach a magical wind-sculpted plateau full of exotic plants and animals. Of its 31 pitches no fewer than nine merited a British grade of E7, five of which were climbed entirely on-sight. The climbers were John Arran (UK), Anne Arran (UK), Miles Gibson (UK), Ben Heason (UK), Alex Klenov (Rus), Ivan Calderon (Ven) and Alfredo Rangel (Ven).
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