ANGEL FALLS TOPO

take a deep breath

So here we are, on the final straight. After months of waiting your epic descent of Venezuela’s Angel Falls is just around the bend, so it’s about time we looked a little closer into the challenge you’re about to undertake.

To give you an idea of what you’re in for and to highlight Dave’s point about exposure on the abseil, we’ve put together the following topo, detailing each pitch for the first day of the abseil. Though it’s a somewhat simple depiction of what to expect, hopefully this gives you a solid understanding of the length of the pitches you’ll be completing and also your proximity to the world’s largest waterfall… Exciting huh?!

If you’re not excited by now, you will be after this. We hope the training is going well, as always if you have any concerns or questions at this stage, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

The Journal

Adventure Inspiration

To receive expedition updates and adventure inspiration from Secret Compass, just add your email below.

See you on a team soon…



Terms and Conditions
  1. One entry per person.
  2. Closing date for entries is 12:00 JAN 19th.
  3. Entrants must be at least 18 years old.
  4. The prize includes: 1 ticket valid for one-day entry on either Saturday 20th or Sunday 21st January 2018
  5. Getting to the venue in London is the responsibility of the winner.
  6. The prize is only available from 20th – 21st August 2018.
  7. The prize cannot be exchanged for a cash alternative.
  8. The prize cannot be sold or used by anyone other than the winner.
  9. The promoter reserves the right to provide an alternative prize of similar value should the specified prize become unavailable for any reason.
  10. Neither the Promoter nor any other person or party associated with this promotion shall be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever suffered (including, but not limited to, indirect or consequential loss or damage) or personal injury or death suffered or sustained in connection with either participation in this promotion or with any prizes offered.
  11. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the terms of this prize and without notice in the unlikely event of a major catastrophe, war, earthquake or any anticipated or alleged breach of any applicable law or regulation or any similar event or if circumstances arise outside of its control.
  12. The winner will be selected randomly by Secret Compass on 19 JAN 2017.
  13. Attempts will be made to notify the winner using the email address provided at the time of entry. If the promoter, having used reasonable efforts, is unable to contact the winner, then the prize is forfeited and further draw(s) may be conducted.
  14. The winner may be required to take part in reasonable publicity as specified by the Promoter.
  15. The Promoter cannot be held liable for IT system failures or delays or loss of entries.
  16. The organiser reserves the right to cancel this competition, or to change any condition of this competition, without notice.
  17. Acceptance of these terms and conditions is a condition of entry.
  18. No purchase necessary.