Mount Roraima is the highest of the Pakaraima chain of tepuis (table-top mountain) or plateaux in South America. It is located at the junction of Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana. A characteristic large flat-topped mountain surrounded by cliffs 400 to 1,000 meters high.
Roraima was first described by English explorer Sir Walter Raleigh during his 1595 expedition in search of the legendary golden city of El Dorado, but he was unable to climb to the top.
This mountain is thought to be the remains of a large sandstone plateau north of the Amazon and Orinoco river basins, the result of changes to the Earth’s surface as the continents drifted several billion years ago when South America was separated from West Africa.
On the top of this mountain, rain occurs almost every day, these rains have contributed to washing away, and eroding all the nutrients in the soil, making the plant’s development here very unusual – creating a very special scene that nature has bestowed on this place.
Mount Roraima became known to many people in 1912 when Conan Doyle wrote the fiction “The Lost World”. Not only that, the blurred scenery of Roraima with clouds looming, big and great, is also filled with many secrets about life about creatures, and even mysteries about creation. Everything about this place has created an extremely strong inspiration for the filmmakers, and they decided to put this wonderful picture frame into the images in the famous animated movie “Up “.
Mount Roraima and its summit are truly a “lost world” and completely isolated from the rest, where things don’t seem to have changed much in millions of years.
According to the Internet