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Steve Backshall's Extreme Mountain Challenge

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Series 1-Episode 2

Series 1-Episode 2

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This is a terrific two-parter. It doesn’t often happen watching this kind of factual programme that you genuinely care what is going to happen next, but Steve Backshall and his supergroup of climbers were halfway up a Venezuelan rock face when we last saw them – so what happened?

Their aim is to scale one of the extraordinary “tepui” flat-top mountains that rise up out of the jungle like giant footstools. What will they find if they reach the (never-before-explored) summit? Other thrills here include a caving expedition through the rocky innards of a different tepui and a head-spinning abseil down Angel Falls.


Part two of two. The naturalist reaches the peak of one of Venezuela's tepui mountains, before joining a party of Italian cavers as they venture into the unexplored caverns within. Inside, they discover strange wildlife and evidence of the geological forces that give the tepuis their unusual shape. Finally, the team returns to the ground by abseiling down the Angel Falls, the world's highest waterfall.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Steve Backshall
Editor Diene Petterle
Executive Producer Cameron Balbirnie
Executive Producer Jonathan Renouf
Executive Producer Laura Davey
Producer Mark Williams
Series Director Ben Lawrie
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