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Mount Roraima

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The tepuy's steep sides, surrounding rainforest, and altitude at summit create a unique climatic environment that is most noteable for its changeability. Moist air rising off the surrounding rainforest in the tropical heat creates heavy rain clouds that billow up and across the summit of roraima causing frequent showers and downpours. Due to the altitude, nights on the summit are cool.
==Get in==
Ths summit of Roraima has several natural attractions.
Triple Point: a small concrete cairn marks the point at which the Brasilian, Venezuelan, and Guyanan borders meet. The point is long three hour hike from the entry point to the summit. The valley of the crystals is located close by, an area of exposed quartz veins.
El Foso: a large, 10m diameter sinkhole that extends into a small underground cave that has been hollowed out of Roraima's black rock by thousands of years of constant rain.
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