New Route on Mount Ro­raima

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A strong in­ter­na­tional team led by Leo Hould­ing and in­clud­ing Wil­son Cut­birth, Dan Howard, Waldo Ether­ing­ton, Anna Tay­lor and Matt Py­croft have climbed a new route up Mount Ro­raima in Guyana. Ro­raima sits on the borders of Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana. Hould­ing and his team left at the start of Novem­ber and made their way through thick bush to the base of the flat-topped moun­tain. They even­tu­ally rigged an ad­vanced camp high above the tree­tops and worked on the up­per prow over the next few weeks. They started up the orig­i­nal line first climbed in 1973 by Bri­tish climbers Mo An­toine, Joe Brown, Hamish Macinnes and Don Whillans. Af­ter reach­ing the Taran­tula Ter­race, they con­tin­ued up steep rock that was gen­er­ally very solid. They reached the sum­mit in mid-de­cem­ber, Hould­ing said the route was climbed com­pletely free and al­most en­tirely on­sight: it is a “bold, proud line that fires right up the mid­dle of the prow.”

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