Saturday, April 09, 2022

“Explorer: The Last Tepui”

The new ‘Earth Day’ one-hour documentary special "Explorer: The Last Tepui" from National Geographic streams April 22, 2022 on Disney+:

“…take a journey around the world - from the rainforests of Guyana to the farms of California to witness and celebrate the diversity and resilience of our planet and the species that inhabit it. Filmed in some of the world's most fascinating, biodiverse, and mysterious environments, this dynamic documentary gives viewers a revealing look at Earth's splendors, its ecosystems and inhabitants that face insurmountable environmental changes and threats. 

“ ‘Explorer: The Last Tepui’ follows elite climber Alex Honnold and a world-class climbing team led by ‘National Geographic Explorer’ and climber Mark Synnott on a grueling mission deep in the Amazon jungle as they attempt a first-ascent climb up a 1000 foot sheer cliff. 

“Their goal is to deliver legendary biologist and National Geographic Explorer Bruce Means to the top of a massive "island in the sky" known as a tepui. The team must first trek miles of treacherous jungle terrain to help Dr. Means complete his life's work, searching the cliff wall for undiscovered animal species…”

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