Uploaded on June 12, 2012 by Apex BASE Powered by YouTube
On January 27th, 2008, Apex BASE in conjunction with Venezuelan dropzone owner Ygor Almeida and logistics expert Pedro Moretti took a group of 13 jumpers into the heart of the Venezuelan rainforest to jump the world’s tallest waterfall, Angel Falls. Going to Angel Falls in the heart of the Venezuelan rainforest is always an adventure. Bringing a group of jumpers from around the world into Caracas and then moving them into the interior of the Country and up the river to the base of the falls is always interesting to say the least. Basically, it goes like this, we set everything up prior to the beginning of the trip. Once we arrive, we find out that half of the plans have changed and we need to adapt and overcome. This year was certainly no different. Two years ago, we were escorted by the National Guard and once we had arrived in Caracas, were traveling in conjunction with them all the way to the falls and back. This allowed us to use their transportation and considerable pull within country to iron out the rough spots. Not many civilians have any interest in confronting men with guns. This year was supposed to be the same, but about a week prior to arrival, the National Guard that was supposed to be with us was called to the Columbian border in response to a dispute. This left us without our escort and without the use of the Skytrucks that were to fly us into the interior.
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