Nick and Sue's South American Adventure travel blog

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First night - Camp Guriaerca

We met our tour guide and excellent chefette for the week, Mirelle in Canaima and our co-tourist Monty. Our flight from Canaima to Uruyen took us past the Angel Falls. Unfortunately there was too much cloud which meant that we were unable to see the full extent of the falls.

We arrived in a small Indian village, Uruyen, home to two families where we met our local guides, Santos, Jimmy and Bertoleo. After a refreshing swim in the river and a hearty lunch we started our 8 day trek to the top of the Tepuis (table top mountain) - the same route which Jimmy Angel took on his decent having crashed his plane on the top of Angel Falls.

No digital camera due to the humidity so you will have to wait to see the pictures!

Fours hours hard ascent to base camp Guryaerca - the last hour in rain which we knew was coming from the singing monkeys in the valley below. Sue spectacularly fell on day one having lost her balance on the flat. Unfortunately she had the camera and nothing other than pride was hurt!

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