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Mount Roraima (also known as Roraima Tepui or Cerro Roraima in Spanish, and Monte Roraima in Portuguese) is the highest of the Pakaraima chain of tepui plateau in South America. First described by the English explorer Sir Walter Raleigh in 1596, its 31 km2 summit area is defended by 400-metre-tall cliffs on all sides. The mountain includes the triple border point of Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana. Mount Roraima lies on the Guiana Shield in the southeastern corner of Venezuela's 30000 km2 Canaima National Park forming the highest peak of Guyana's Highland Range. The tabletop mountains of the park are considered some of the oldest geological formations on Earth, dating back to some two billion years ago in the Precambrian.
(Caracas, Puerto Ordaz, Santa Elena de Uairen, Mount Roraima)
Mount Roraima is one of the most spectacular mountains in South America. Its walls are so immense that for nearly 50 years repeated Victorian expeditions reported that Roraima was un-scalable. Roraima was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s inspiration for the novel "The Lost World". It is a fitting description of this ancient and surreal landscape.
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