Nature documentary. Adventurer Steve Backshall embarks on a dramatic expedition to explore Venezuela's tepuis - ancient, sheer-sided mountains cut off from the jungle below.
Adventurer and naturalist Steve Backshall embarks on one of the most dramatic and dangerous expeditions ever filmed by a BBC crew. His mission is to explore Venezuela's tepuis - ancient, sheer-sided mountains, lost worlds cut off from the jungle below.
With an elite team of rock climbers, Steve attempts the first ascent of an unclimbed wall on a remote tepui to search for wildlife on the summit. But nobody could have predicted what would happen, nor the kinds of decisions they'd be forced to make. A white-knuckle ride from the start, the team encounter river rapids and hazardous wildlife, and survive a close shave with a rickety biplane. Yet nothing can prepare them for their climb to the island in the sky.
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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|Executive Producer||Jonathan Renouf|
|Executive Producer||Cameron Balbirnie|
|Camera Operator||Keith Partridge|
|Assistant Producer||Max Goldzweig|
|Camera Assistant||Hugh Campbell|