This is the first segment in a series documenting a wild climbing expedition into the far reaches of the Venezuelan Amazon. Founder of BEYONDgear, Asa Firestone, and Matt Othmer, big wall climber and Yosemite Search & Rescue worker, received a grant from National Geographic to attempt a wild new line on the most epic peak in the Amazon, Cerro Aratitiyope. In this segment, the team gears up for a month long boat journey down the Amazon river in search of a new line on the mountain.

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