January 12, 2013 5:07
The world's highest waterfall, Angel Falls is located in Venezuela. Total height of Angel Falls 979 meters, the height of the continuous fall of 807 meters. Water falls from the top of Mount Auyantepui. Canaima National Park, where there is a waterfall, is a World Heritage Site. This is how the Angel Falls modern traveler Alexander Maples, "The mystery remains, from waterfall feeds. Upstairs there are no lakes, no rivers, nothing. Only a strange vegetation, unseen animals, fog and silence … enchanted place. "
The world's tallest waterfall was named after American aviator James Angel, who in the 30 years of the last century opened waterfall for the world community. Angel is the first time in search of ore deposits (other sources — diamonds) flew over the falls in 1933, and in 1937 he returned to the waterfall and tried to land on top of it, but the plane was stuck in the mud and was damaged, so the Angel, his wife and Two more of their companions were forced to walk home (this path took 11 days). Angel plane was removed from the top of the waterfall After 33 years with the helicopter.
In Spanish surname pilot (Angel) is read as "Angel" — hence the name of the waterfall. In 2009, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has proposed the original name for the falls — Kerepakupai-measure ("waterfall of the deepest place"), so called waterfall indigenous people — the people of the Pemon Indians. Chavez explained the renaming of the waterfall so that the local Indians were aware of the falls a thousand years before it was opened by an American pilot.
To get to the falls is not easy — Angel Falls is located in the wilderness of Venezuela. Tourists usually fall show the plane.
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