Mount Roraima (in the Pemón Roraima Tepui language , Roroi means "greenish blue" and Ma means "great"; and Tepui means "house of the spirits") is one of the 115 tepuis of the Gran Sabana . It is the highest of the Pakaraima chain of Tepui plateaus in South America, and constitutes the triple border point between Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana. Mount Roraima is located on the Guiana shield, at the extreme southeast of the 30,000 km² of Canaima National ParkVenezuela, forming the highest peak in the Guyana Highland Cordillera. The park's plateaus are considered one of the oldest geological formations on earth, dating back 2 billion years to the Precambrian.
Today Mount Roraima is a destination for hikers. Almost everyone who climbs the mountain does so on the Venezuelan side. Most of the expedition members hire a native Pemón guide in the Aldea de Paraitepuy, which is reached through a rustic path from the main road of the Gran Sabana, between kilometer 88 and Santa Elena de Uairén.. Although the path to get to the plateau is well marked and popularly traveled, it is easy to get lost at the top of the mountain, as there are very similar paths, as well as an almost constant layer of clouds above and the rare rock formations, all which makes visual references difficult. Paraitepuy can be easily reached in a 4-wheel drive vehicle (4-WD), presenting greater difficulty if traveling by car (if the rustic road conditions are unusually good), or on foot (it would take a day).
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