Mount Roraima, Mount Flat World's Largest

Mount Roraima rose to fame in 1912 when Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fiction-writing a novel entitled The Lost World. he enter into a climb to the mountain of Roraima, to conduct exploratory research in search of dinosaurs and prehistoric plant species are believed to live in an isolated and unchanged for millions of years on the mountaintop.

Conan-Doyle was inspired by British botanist Everard Im Thurn is on December 18, 1884 by Harry Perkins, they are the first person to reach the summit of Mount Roraima. Im Thurn and Perkins is not the first European to see Mount Roraima, the first Europeans who saw it was a German explorer Robert Schomburgk who was a scientist who cruise the area Britains Royal Society in 1838.

Delivered his lecture in the expedition when it was attended by Conan-Doyle. which later inspired him to explore the mountain Roraima

Im Thurn and Perkins had climbed Mount Roraima from the southeast of what is now called Im Thurn route, the only easiest way to reach the top. Im Thurn in his expedition had to fight also traveled hundreds of miles through rivers and forests are wild and dangerous beasts.

After Im Thurn and Perkins, a lot of British scientific expedition who came to collect and conduct research on the flora and fauna that exist in a strange mountain Roraima and produced many new species there. and this mountain has been set in the list of world heritage sites.

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 Era.

The dramatic sandstone mesas are called tepuis. There are over a hundred of the high, remote plateaus, which thrust like rocky islands above the dense jungle foliage. Little is known about the unique plants and animals that inhabit the walls and tops of these formations—and they may yet shed much light on the evolution of South America.

Mount Roraima is Guyana's tallest tepui. The massive mountain—about 9 miles (14 kilometers) long and 3 miles (5 kilometers) wide—lies where the borders of Guyana, Brazil, and Venezuela meet. Its wide, flat summit tops out at 9,094 feet (2,772 meters).

Mount Roraima, Mount Flat World's Largest

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  1. Guided tours of roirama are usually very good - there are no huge tourist crowds yet in Venezuela. You need to be experienced to do this on your own.