"A calculated mix of adventure and humour, all rolled into a feature length package of perfection."
"Autana is a beautifully filmed, nicely scored, thoroughly engaging and engrossing hour of adventure cinema that'll knock your little climbing socks off."
BEST MOUNTAIN FILM
TORELLO MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL 2012
Extract from Autana
Leo Houlding (UK) and fellow climbers Sean Leary (USA) and Jason Pickles (Salford) head deep into the Amazon in an attempt to make the first ascent of the east face of the remote tepuy, 'Cerro Autana'.
The action beings with a covert journey via military check-points and secret ports through Amazonas State. Our team of clandestine climbers disguised as tourists travel down the Orinoco River to the remote village of Ceguera where they make a traumatic psychotropic visit to the local Shaman to gain access to the sacred mountain. From here sweltering humidity, porter chaos and an assortment of jungle nastiest are just a part of this spectacular journey of self-discovery and
Follow our team of redoubtable characters as they find their way up the jungle infested rock face as they are amazed not only at the climbing but a luxury wall camp in the incredible Autana Cave system just below the summit of the tepuy (highest elevated cave system in the world).
is an adventure unlike any other - adventure film making takes another step into the unknown with superb results. Original, experimental, entertaining and visually stunning.
The Hilarious extras include:
'F-COUNT' - (Warning contains many jungle expletives).
'FILMING IN THE JUNGLE' - Watch the production crew struggle with the humid and insect ridden conditions.
'YOPO REFLECTIONS' - Jason and Leo reflect upon the psychotropic experience with the Shaman.
'JUNGLE JAMMING' - The boys show why their music careers never took off.
Plus a montage of all the stunning jungle timelapses.
Running time: Main Feature - 58mins, Extras - 27mins
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“It really was a journey into the lost world. So many unknowns and hazards, once in a lifetime experiences and unforgettable moments. Indiana Jones would’ve been proud.”Leo Houlding, lead climber (UK)