/ PRESS RELEASE: Update from the Mnt Roraima expedition

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Leo pulling hard through the steep section on pitch 5 During a dreich week here in the UK, here's an update from the Mnt Roraima team in Guyana that will hopefully brighten up your day.

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john arran 28 Nov 2019
In reply to UKC Gear:

Not sure why the OP has attracted dislikes, as it sounds like a proper adventure!

My only disappointment, from the write-up, is that it was felt necessary to bolt-protect some of the climbing. Maybe I've just been lucky and found routes that could be done without, but I've always considered a large part of the tepui challenge as being to climb it UK-trad style (albeit with the acceptance of some bolted belay or hauling points). And yes, I do appreciate that lead-bolting can be considered a part of US-trad. Having said that, I'm aware of having clipped a bolt placed on an earlier attempt when we first climbed Autana, so the whole issue is clouded with grey areas!

I look forward to reading further updates, and good luck to the team in finding better rock. It's a world class objective.

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mcdougal 28 Nov 2019
In reply to john arran:

> Not sure why the OP has attracted dislikes, as it sounds like a proper adventure!

I really does sound like a brilliant adventure, I'm just a little turned-off by the drip-drip publicity. Let me know when they've succeeded or failed and I'll be interested to know what happened.

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