Brazils Highest Waterfall Trek
By: Stephen Guthrie, Nottingham, UK
This has been a very enjoyable trip. Like all good adventures too short in duration. It would have been nice to have extended it by another week, having more time to look around on the tepui. This was a really well run trip and for me it is all what adventure travel is all about, out into the wilderness, living off fresh fish from the rivers, wild fruit from the trees, good drinking water, open camp fires every day for two weeks. This was my fourth time with hammocks and I still rate them as the most comfortable type of wilderness sleeping. The local crew that Wolfgang hired were all highly skilled and fully capable for this type of adventure. The service boat from Manaus to Barcelos a very good experience, the pre expedition site seeing tours also extremely enjoyable. There is still much to see on this tepui. Follow the river up from the waterfall up to the highest point around and climb it. I believe it is so far unclimbed. Perhaps two weeks addition for this, it would cost a lot more and probably involve having a third boat to bring extra supplies. I don't usually do write -ups, but I felt I had to in this instance; such was my enjoyment of the trip.