Tribute to Jimmie Angel. The overland route by Ruth Robertson to Angel Falls

Posted on February 18, 2015 · Posted in blog, news online

Special Expedition | 8 days / 7 nights
June 27 to July 4, 2015

Karen Angel (niece of Jimmie Angel) and Paul Stanley (President, Angel-Eco Tours) organized a special expedition to Angel Falls in 2015.

The “A Tribute to Jimmie Angelexpedition to Angel Falls was arranged by Angel-Eco Tours and co-lead by Angel-Eco’s President, Paul Stanley and Karen Angel, niece of Jimmie Angel and President of the Jimmie Angel Historical Project (JAHP). Ms. Angel shared her knowledge about Jimmie Angel and Ruth Robertson as we followed Robertson’s route all the way to Angel Falls.

Morning at Angel Falls ● Churún Vena ● Salto Angel ©Photo: Paul Stanley, 3 July 2012

Cascading from a cliff more than half a mile high in the exotically beautiful Venezuelan jungle south of the Orinoco River is Angel Falls ● Churún Vená ● Salto Angel, Earth’s tallest waterfall, 15 times higher than Niagara Falls. Its first drop is 2,648 feet; its total 3,212 feet. The world’s tallest waterfall is named after American aviator-explorer James “Jimmie” Crawford Angel (1899-1956). Angel first saw the waterfall 18 November 1933 while flying solo in the Churún Canyon (also known as Devil’s Canyon) in the heart of the vast tabletop mesa known as Auyántepui (Devil’s Mountain). He remarked in his pilot’s log book, “FOUND MYSELF A WATERFALL.”