Deep within the Amazon jungle, magnificent rocky tabletop towers rise abruptly from the foliage, typically cloaked in thick clouds. They’re referred to as “tepuis” (“home of the gods”), and their plateaus, or mesas, are utterly remoted from the forest under. That makes them a tantalizing potential supply for unique new species. Nationwide Geographic is marking Earth Day with the discharge of a brand new documentary, The Final Tepui, that includes famend biologist Bruce Means teaming up with elite climber Alex Honnold and a veteran NatGeo group to develop into the primary individuals to summit one in all these distant buildings.
(Some spoilers under.)
Anybody who has seen the Oscar-winning 2018 documentary Free Solo will probably be conversant in Honnold. He emerged seemingly out of nowhere in 2007 with a free solo climb of Astroman and the Rostrum in Yosemite Nationwide Park and shortly turned a dominant pressure in climbing. Free Solo documented Honnold’s quest to develop into the primary to finish a free solo climb of El Capitan—not with out controversy, given the very actual threat of Honnold dying within the try. (Spoiler alert: He survived, finishing the climb in three hours and 56 minutes.)
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