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pencilled in on 08 Aug 2017
Did anyone else catch John Arran of this parish dragging Steve Backshall up a remote Venezuelan face in the sky? Good work Mr. A. Any comparison to your ground-breaking stuff on Angel Falls?
john arran - on 08 Aug 2017
In reply to pencilled in:

Angel Falls was way bigger and technically harder, with plenty of looseness and unprotectability in its 1000m length, but overall it wasn't often genuinely seriously dangerous. This one was technically easier but far less solid and less protectable than we expected, leading to some heart-in-mouth situations, certainly for me. We later explained it by noting it was probably a different geological stratum so not sharing similar characteristics to other tepuis we've climbed in the area.

Still great fun though, even if most of the team were terrified and we didn't top out!
elliott92 - on 08 Aug 2017
In reply to pencilled in:

Steve's enthusiasm and energy is just brilliant. His programmes are always good. Shame he didn't get to top out that tapui
trouserburp - on 09 Aug 2017
In reply to john arran:

Loved the program John but major Spoiler alert!
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john arran - on 09 Aug 2017
In reply to trouserburp:

Oops, sorry! Since it was first broadcast quite a long time ago now (this is very much a series repeat) I quite forgot people may not know the outcome.

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