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Angel Falls

Listed under Waterfalls in Angel Falls region, Venezuela.

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Angel Falls is the world's tallest waterfall, nearly 1000m (979m) high with a largest single drop of 810m. Named after the pilot who discovered them in 1937 - Jimmy Angel - though Venezuelan explorer Ernesto de Santa Cruz got here in 1910 so Angel Falls has really been discovered at least twice.

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“Excerpt from "Exploring the lost world of Venezuela"”

By Ben Fogle for The Independent First published January 19, 2008 ...The story goes that in 1921 Jimmy Angel, an accomplished pilot, met an Alaskan prospector named JR McCracken in a Panamanian bar. McCracken regaled him with a tale of a mountain of go… Read more...

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“Divine - but devilishly difficult”

By Jane Knight for The Observer First published September 28, 2003 They might be called the Angel Falls, but they are the very devil to get to. We're not talking about Niagara here, where admiring the millions of gushing gallons involves nothing more t… Read more...

Written by press. Full Article from The Guardian

“Excerpt from 'Venezuela: By Jimmy, they're high'”

By Stephanie Fox for the Telegraph First published November 9, 2004 Canaima is an incredibly beautiful place: white sandy beach, palm trees growing from the shallow shores of the lagoon, the Río Carrao crashing spectacularly over six waterfalls into t… Read more...

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This breathtakingly beautiful waterfall is sixteen times height of Niagara Falls Canada and one of Venezuela's top tourist draws. Think of each of these mountains like an island surrounded by forest, "Beautiful".

why only we have to see in aeroplane?

you have to say or send to my email okay bye

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You can also see the falls in person by arranging a river trip to their base, or you can trek in to them through the jungle - these options take a bit longer and a bit more organisation but it can be done!

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