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Brit, 21, becomes the first woman to climb 2,000 ft of pure “wall” of mountain in the rainforest of Guyana

Anna Taylor, 21, has completed one of the most difficult climbing challenges in the world by climbing the daunting walls of Mount Roraima in the rain forests of Guyana

Anna Taylor, 21, has completed one of the most difficult climbing challenges in the world by climbing the daunting walls of Mount Roraima in the rain forests of Guyana

It is a cliff story of a young woman born to reach the top.

Anna Taylor, 21, has completed one of the most difficult climbing challenges in the world and became the first woman to overcome the daunting walls of Mount Roraima in the rain forests of Guyana.

The Brit was a member of a six-person team that traveled through 33 kilometers of untouched jungle to reach the spectacular mountain.

They then took two weeks to climb the frightening 2000 ft high bow – sleeping in special hanging tents with a dangerous drop below them.

The flat top of the 9,000 ft mountain is said to have influenced Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel The Lost World – where dinosaurs roam the area – and the 2009 animated film where characters arrive in a house floating with the help of thousands of balloons.

Miss Taylor, from Windermere, Cumbria, was the youngest member of the month-long expedition against poisonous spiders, snakes, scorpions, and swamps led by fellow Brit Leo Houlding, 39.

Their climb on the new route on the bow – labeled as the “wall” – saw them invade on the vertical front at all times.

Coming home, Miss Taylor said, “It was the most incredible experience of my life.

‘The whole wall is really steep and it is very physically challenging to tackle. We slept there in ‘portaledges’ – essentially special hanging tents for mountain climbers that you attach to the side of the cliff.

We did it: the team at the top after the debilitating climb. Mr. Houlding's team did not have to climb back after reaching the summit earlier this month. Instead, they were carried from the plateau by helicopter

We did it: the team at the top after the debilitating climb. Mr. Houlding's team did not have to climb back after reaching the summit earlier this month. Instead, they were carried from the plateau by helicopter

We did it: the team at the top after the debilitating climb. Mr. Houlding’s team did not have to climb back after reaching the summit earlier this month. Instead, they were carried from the plateau by helicopter

Breathtaking: the 9,000 ft high Roraima mountain. Nicknamed the floating island, scientists say it has a unique ecosystem with many plants that can only be found there

Breathtaking: the 9,000 ft high Roraima mountain. Nicknamed the floating island, scientists say it has a unique ecosystem with many plants that can only be found there

Breathtaking: the 9,000 ft high Roraima mountain. Nicknamed the floating island, scientists say it has a unique ecosystem with many plants that can only be found there

“We climbed with ropes and always had armor. Our base for the final climb was a 3 m wide and 30 m long ledge on which we could sit.

“It was great to reach the top. During the last few days the weather had really arrived and we started to worry whether we would reach the top or not.

‘It has been a wild month with highs and lows – crazy storms, spiders, snakes, scorpions, waterfalls, endless climbs, vertical mud slides, swamps, slime forests, river crossings, countless wounds and bruises, many suffering, bags of exposure – and some pretty amazing rock climbing! “

Miss Taylor, the only female member of the Roraima team sponsored by the British outdoor brand Berghaus, started as an indoor climber at the age of ten.

Her parents Simon, a plumber and Julie both loved climbing as a hobby.

Houlding, a Lake District-based mountaineer, said, “Anna has a calm, stoic approach to everything and just keeps on throwing her.”

He emphasized: ‘In the eyes of the climber, nothing beats the Bow of Mount Roraima.

“Rising above Guyana’s pristine rainforest like the bow of a gigantic ship – twice the height of the Eiffel Tower and with an approach hill greater than Ben Nevis – it creates its own weather, almost constantly enveloped in the cloud.”

The mountain was first described to Europeans by Sir Walter Raleigh during an expedition of 1595.

The team took two weeks to climb the daunting 2000 ft high bow that slept in special hanging tents with a dangerous drop below

The team took two weeks to climb the daunting 2000 ft high bow that slept in special hanging tents with a dangerous drop below

The team took two weeks to climb the frightening 2000 ft high bow – sleeping in special hanging tents with a dangerous drop underneath

It is a tepui – flat top mountain – that lies on the border between Guyana, Brazil and Venezuela in the Amazon basin.

Nicknamed the floating island, scientists say it has a unique ecosystem with many plants that can only be found there.

It has a flat top of 20 square miles surrounded by cliffs on all sides. Mr. Houlding’s team did not have to climb back after reaching the summit earlier this month.

Instead, they were carried from the plateau by helicopter.

Mr. Houlding once defeated Jeremy Clarkson in a race along the Verdon gorge in Provence during a Top Gear stunt.

Clarkson rode up on winding roads while the climber took the direct route over a rock face.

Rising star: Young Anna. Miss Taylor, the only female member of the Roraima team sponsored by the British outdoor brand Berghaus, started as an indoor competition climber at the age of ten.

Rising star: Young Anna. Miss Taylor, the only female member of the Roraima team sponsored by the British outdoor brand Berghaus, started as an indoor competition climber at the age of ten.

Rising star: Young Anna. Miss Taylor, the only female member of the Roraima team sponsored by the British outdoor brand Berghaus, started as an indoor competition climber at the age of ten.

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