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The Most Unique Peak in the World? | Mount Roraima Photo Tour

It may not be snow capped, but at times it appears to be cloud based

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It may not be snow capped, but at times it appears to be cloud based

It may not be snow capped, but at times it appears to be cloud coupled

While Mount Roraima might not the be the snowiest, nor the tallest mountain ever it is certainly one of the more interesting and is considered to be one of the oldest geological features in the world.  Mount Roraima is an anomaly from the typical idea of a mountain peak, as it is more a plateau than a mountain, with a summit that is approximately 31 km2.

Quick facts:

  • 2810 meters tall
  • Tallest formation in Guyana
  • Rains nearly every day of the year
  • First Ascent: Sir Everard im Thurn, 1884
  • Home to some of the worlds tallest waterfalls
  • Triple border point for Guyana, Venezuela, and Brazil

Mount roraima

There is much indigenous lore surrounding the formation of the mountain.  The Pemon and Kapon Indians:

see Mount Roraima as the stump of a mighty tree that once held all the fruits and tuberous vegetables in the world. Felled by Makunaima, their mythical trickster, the tree crashed to the ground, unleashing a terrible flood.

 

Profile of Roraima

History of the name:

  • Based off the Pemon language
  • Roroi meaning blue-green
  • ma meaning great
  • The Great Blue Green!

Waterfall off roraima

Appearance in mainstream television:

  • Gryphon Production’s documentary The Real Lost World
  • Discovery HD Theater
  • Animal Planet
  • OLN (Canada)

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