The Living Edens "TEPUIS" Behind The Scenes ...The STORY ..Page 6 of 13
The Making of the Tepuis Film : "The Living Edens : The Lost World"
Encouraged by Whitely's report, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of London in 1884, Sir Joseph Hooker, an eminent botanist, used his influence to find the necessary funds to support another expedition to attempt to reach the summit, this time by way of the ledge. His friend, Everard Im Thurn, a Magistrate, agreed to undertake the trip, accompanied by Harry I. Perkins, an Assistant Crown Surveyor. Both, at the time, were living in British Guiana, so were well placed to undertake such an expedition.
The forest was very dense, the stunted trees matted together in a tangle of roots and bamboo. Every surface was covered in spongy moss, and saturated with moisture. Clambering over slippery masses of wet and slimy vegetation, tangled enough to bear their weight; over high piled rocks and tree roots, with the sound of trickling water far below, at last they reached the base of the cliff where the ground was dry due to the considerable overhang of the rock.
Ascent Ledge, Roraima
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