Conquering Cerro Autana
Houlding, Pickles and Leary climbed above the roof of the jungle and into the very rarely visited Autana Caves (Cuevo Autana), the highest elevated cave system in the world.
British rock climber Leo Houlding and a team of fellow climbers and local fixers have completed an ascent of the east face of Cerro Autana in Venezuela, one of the Amazon’s most remote and sacred mountains.
“It really was a journey into a lost world,” said Leo. “There were so many unknowns and hazards, once in a lifetime experiences and unforgettable moments.
Aerial image of tepuis showing Mount Autana (Cerro Autana), Amazonas territory, Venezuela, South America