Edward James has been to the base of Mount Roraima more than most Indigenous Akawaio people who live in the Amazon rainforest. But like most porters on western expeditions, historically that was where his journey ended.
The iconic prow of the mountain has been climbed before but it’s never been free climbed. Now, veteran expedition leader and world-class rock climber Leo Houlding has assembled a team including up-and-coming Cumbrian climber Anna Taylor and jungle expert Waldo Etherington, to undertake a big wall expedition with new ‘modern ethics’.
The Akawaio will support Leo through the jungle to the base of the wall and he will try to support them to reach the summit.