Angel Falls in Venezuela, the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall, is a mighty beast, falling from 979 meters (3,212 feet) in the air. By the time the water reaches the bottom after a fall of 807m, it’s a fine mist which continues as the Gauja River. Named after the American aviator Jimmie Angel – the first person to fly over the falls in 1933 – Angel Falls is located in Venezuela and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Jimmie Angel actually landed on top of the falls in 1937 and got stuck – his wheels bogged in the marsh. It was removed 33 years later by helicopter.
The original name of the falls is actually Kerepakupai Vená, named by the indigenous Pemon of South America. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has at one point or another attempted to return the name of the falls to its original name.
Want to visit? Well, it’s a popular trip, but it’s not easy. To get to the base of the falls, you need to take a river trip from Canaima camp – and these are only possible between June and December in the wet seasons. If you would prefer to fly over, it’s possible, but a view isn’t guaranteed – often surrounded by clouds.
You can take a wonderful full 360 degree panorama, check out the absolute amazing view via AirPano.
Or, you could base jump! Check out this guy, and the rest of the images below.