Os primeiros exploradores em Canaima. Os primeiros exploradores de Canaima

Jimmie Anjo (1899-1956)


Tribute to JimmieAngel Expedition. Angel Falls Expedition VenezuelaPhoto: Jimmie Angel’s plane on top of the tepui.

The world’s tallest waterfall is named after American aviator-explorer James “Jimmie” Crawford Anjo. Anjo first saw the waterfall 18 Novembro 1933 while flying solo in the Churún Canyon (também conhecido como Garganta do Diabo) in the heart of the vast tabletop mesa known as Auyantepui. Ele observou em livro de registro de piloto, "Encontrei-me uma cachoeira."

Pursuing the Lost River of Gold, Jimmie Anjo had scouted the landing spot on Auyantepui from the air prior to the landing attempt on 9 Outubro 1937. No início, o pouso parecia ser perfeito, but the wheels of Rio Caroni broke through the sod and sank into mud bringing the airplane to an abrupt halt with a broken fuel line and its nose buried in the mud. Sem o ouro foi encontrado.
A cachoeira foi oficialmente nomeado Angel Falls em dezembro 1939 by the Venezuelan government in honour of Jimmie Angel’s exploration of the Gran Sabana during the years 1933-1939. Suas cinzas foram espalhadas sobre a cachoeira em 2 Julho 1960.
Para mais informações: www.jimmieangel.org

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Charlie Baughan (1901-1956)

Chris BaughanPhoto: Charles Baughan, centre with indigenous family.

anIn 1947, another U.S bush pilot Charlie Baughan a native of Georgia and a good friend of Jimmie Angel’s discovered Canaima Lagoa and saw its potential to build a tourist camp there.

According to Ruth Robertson’s account of Charlie in her book “Churún Meru. The Tallest Angel” Charles Baughan probably remains best known for opening up Icabarú near the border between Os primeiros exploradores e Brasil and for developing what is known as the Canaima resort at Hacha Falls and lagoon.

Icabarú was in deep jungle – some call it impenetrable, embora sob o dossel verde-escuro de árvores altas entrelaçada com cipós há caminhos em que ambos os índios e garimpeiros passo macia através bug infestada deserto e em torno de milhares de rios espalhados-rock, cataratas e cachoeiras. These pathways – the main one called El Paseo de la Gran Sabana – were especially padded down along the banks of the Rio Caroní and its tributaries, pois foi nessa região que foram sendo encontradas quantidades fabulosas de diamantes e ouro. "

He and his wife Mary died in a plane crash near Higuerote, Os primeiros exploradores and was buried in his “dream resort” Canaima.

Ruth Agnes McCall Robertson Marietta (1905-1998) 


Angel Falls, Os primeiros exploradores - a cachoeira mais alta do mundoPhoto: Ruth Robertson with camera in handRuth Robertson with camera in hand.

Em 1947, American photojournalist Ruth Robertson saw Angel Falls while flying in an unconverted C-47 in Churún Canyon (Canyon do Diabo). Durante esse primeiro vôo, Robertson shot more than a dozen “Kodachromes” and resolved to enter the canyon on foot to photograph Angel Falls from below and to determine its exact height.

Em maio 1949 ela liderou a primeira expedição (O Expedição Forgotten) inside the Churún Canyon. Her photographs as well as her account of the journey were published in National Geographic, Novembro 1949, ea altura das quedas anunciou ao mundo: a gota de 2,648 pés; total 3,212 (979 metros).

Maio 12, 2019 marked the 70th anniversary of Ruth’s expedition to Angel Falls feel free to read the recently published story written by Jorge Gonzalez, a board member of the Jimmie Anjo projeto histórico. https://wsimag.com/science-and-technology/54825-may-12-1949

Para mais informações: www.ruthrobertson.org

Alexander Felicidade (1911-1994)

Photo: Alexander Felicidade.

Also known as Alejandro Laime ou Alexander Laime, ele era um famoso explorador letão-nascido. He is most noted for being the first recorded human to reach Angel Falls by foot and accompanied Ruth Robertson on her expedition.

Ele teria estabelecido, together with Charles Baughan, the tourist camp of Canaima, created solely for the purpose of bringing tourists to Angel Falls. Laime became quite a recluse and lived 3-4 years at different “camps” on top of Auyantepui, movendo a cada ano para um local diferente. His Pemón friends would bring food to him once every so often so he could survive.

Laime came down the Churún River on March 20, 1994, para estocar comida e suprimentos por algumas semanas, como sempre fazia. He spoke to the wife of Ramon Jimenez, pedindo para ele. Ele reclamou com ela sobre dores no peito, e disse que ele sabia que o fim estava próximo.

He is reported as saying that he wanted to climb Auyantepui one last time, para morrer lá em cima. He then went to the nearby Waku Lodge, para uma bebida. Ele morreu pouco tempo depois no banheiro de um ataque cardíaco.

Para mais informações: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksandrs_Laime