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Sky-dive to Autana


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A natural history adventure
Autana: a sandstone pinnacle projecting nearly a mile out of remote jungle in Venezuela. Its table-top summit has been isolated for thousands of years, with unique animals and plants 'suspended in time'.
The Challenge: to reach the summit by parachute, then abseil down the cliffs to huge caves - the ancient pathway of a long-forgotten underground river.
The Team: international, including two world champion sky-divers, a parachute designer, natural history film-makers, climbers, and a paramedic. For those with little parachuting experience, it meant being strapped to others as human cargo for the jump. Not everything went according to plan ... Narrator Ian Holm
Film cameraman HUGH MAYNARD Sound recordist GORDON FORSYTH Film editor MARTIN ELSBURY Producer ADRIAN WARREN


Narrator: Ian Holm
Unknown: Hugh Maynard
Unknown: Gordon Forsyth
Editor: Martin Elsbury
Producer: Adrian Warren

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