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BBC heads to Venezuela with Steve Backshall

The BBC is teaming up with adventurer and naturalist Steve Backshall (pictured) for a two-part BBC2 series set in Venezuela.
February 9, 2016

The BBC is teaming up with adventurer and naturalist Steve Backshall (pictured) for a two-part BBC2 series set in Venezuela.

Tentatively titled Steve Backshall’s Extreme Mountain Challenge, the program will explore the South American nation’s table-top tepuis mountains of the Canaima National Park, and will find Backshall attempting the first ascent of a remote tepui in search of wildlife on the summit.

The month-long expedition – undertaken with a group of rock climbing experts – will see Steve and his team scaling cliffs, caving inside the tepuis and abseiling off of the world’s highest waterfall.

Jonathan Renouf is exec producing the series, and Ben Lawrie serves as producer/director.

A premiere date for the series will be confirmed in March.

 

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