YOU CAN EDIT THIS PAGE! Just click any blue "Edit" link and start writing!
[[Image:Roraima_venezuela.jpg|thumb|250px|print=lead|View from the top]]
'''Roraima''' is the highest ''tepuy'' (spanish for table mountain) on the triple border of [[Venezuela]], [[Brazil]] and [[Guyana]]. It is around 2,800 metres tall. Its name is derived from 'Roroi-ma,' which in Pemon means 'big blue-green.' The only way
The first recorded person to climb this tepuy was Sir Everard im Thurn in 1884.
This mountain also inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for his classic novel ''The Lost World'' in 1912. He envisioned cavemen and prehistoric animals running amok atop the summit. Although far-fetched, the idea is a valid one: the tepuys are regarded as 'islands in time' by scientists since species have developed in complete isolation on top of them over
The tepuy's steep sides, surrounding rainforest, and altitude at summit create a unique climatic environment that is most