Tepuy Roraima

Tepuy Roraima
Photo by Eduardo Cedeño, all rights reserved.

Mount Roraima is an immense table mountain with a total surface area of 26 square miles, twelve of which are on the summit. Its sheer wall of red rock rises powerfully from forested slopes. It is the largest and highest mountain of the Guiana Highlands. The borders of Brazil, Guiana and Venezuela meet on the mountain. Roraima is a mysterious, often misty mountain, the perfect setting for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 1912 novel Lost World. I wanted to make you know a little bit of information about the "Tepuy", like Pemons indians say. Name It has to be the name the indians give to the mountain and it is "Roraima tepuy". Elevation The highest elevation in meters registered there, is 2.810 meters. Location The tepuy is almost complete located in Venezuela, like you will see in the map I send. I think is better if you go to Venezuela first, because to climb the mountain there is just one way and it's at Venezuela's side, so is better going to Caracas and after to Santa Elena de Uairen, (by plane), because if you go to Brazil first you have to cross the nation limit (frontiers) without need it and is really boring.

Elevation (feet): 9,219
Elevation (meters): 2,810
Continent: South America
Country: Venezuela/Brazil
Range/Region: La Gran Sabana
Latitude: 5.164506
Longitude: -60.787439
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
Year first climbed: 1884
First successful climber(s): Sir Everard im Thurn, W. Perkins
Nearest major airport: Ciuidad Bolívar, Venezuela
Convenient Center: Santa Elena de Uairén, Venezuela

Trip Reports

There are 27 trip reports for Tepuy Roraima.

  • Log #14094 - by Nimrod Gornstein on Aug 30, 20043.00 stars
    We climbed the mountain in the rainy season. to tell you the truth on the way up it was hardly raining and the weather was in excellent conditions. but when we had reached the top, the weather on the...
  • Log #14096 - by Cris Gerber on May 06, 20043.00 stars
    great expirience. Y recomment it to any hiking freak,we did it , thanks to our guide Andreas Hauer from the agency Kamadac :andreashauer@cantv.net tel 0289 9951408 in Santa Elena. 4 to 5 hours per...
  • Log #14097 - by Pete Pande on May 02, 20043.00 stars
    This was a terrific experience, inspired and organized by my brother-in-law, Douglas Parra. It's a pretty long hike in from Paraitepuy, though not hard. But the final ascent is pretty daunting -- wet...
  • Log #14098 - by scott wright on Apr 05, 20043.00 stars
    Went in Oct 1999, fantastic weather all the way bar 1 hours of rain at the top, if you get the right guides, they will take you caving on the summit, amazing waterfalls deep inside the mountain ,you...
  • Log #14099 - by Mona on Sep 09, 20033.00 stars
    Fantastic, unhurried 5 or 6 day walk. We were totally unprepared and froze on top, but it was worth it. Would go back anytime.
  • Log #14101 - by Luisin on Apr 28, 20033.00 stars
    Simply: a magical world.
  • Log #14102 - by Miguel G Benejam on Apr 25, 20033.00 stars
    Love Roraima is a magical place where pemon taurepans' tales and legends are still alive. One of the advantages, is that adventure only starts when you summit the high plateau, there are many places...
  • Log #14103 - by Scott Patterson on Mar 05, 20033.00 stars
    We took five days from Paratupui. Spent two nights on top. Interesting peak, but it never stops raining!
  • Log #14104 - by Tamara Prescod on Jan 15, 20033.00 stars
    If u have never seen Guyana please be sure to do so as early as posible.It is the way nature was and always will be.
  • Log #14105 - by Francisco behrens on Dec 15, 20023.00 stars
    I wish to stay there, thats the way we appreciate the beauty of or planet you can missed that view
  • Log #14107 - by Trastor on Sep 16, 20023.00 stars
    Hello mountaineers! I am trastor, if you see the top of the map, it says "trastormap", actually I draw the map that shows in this web page. Thanks to the person who published it here, i...
  • Log #14109 - by Lars Kurth on May 20, 20023.00 stars
    Had the most fantastic time. Also not as hard as I expected.
  • Log #14110 - by David Reed on Apr 29, 20023.00 stars
    lovily sunny weather 4 the 2 day approach. tipped it down for the summit walk. p.s. walking under waterfalls is a great experience but they're very cold and a hat is a very wise choice. cloudy on top.
  • Log #14111 - by Virginia Butler on Apr 05, 20023.00 stars
    I don't think I could have spent Christmas in a more strange location. A particulary wet descent - fond memories of yellow tarpaulins and having to swim the river in full flood!!
  • Log #14112 - by JOHN GILLINGS on Jan 26, 20023.00 stars
    I went with explore Worldwide in a well organised trek to roraima's summit.The trek is quite easy apart from the final ascent,which looks daunting from below, and is steep but safe.It is MUCH cheaper...
  • Log #14113 - by Edward Blum on Jan 05, 20023.00 stars
    Climbed with friends, 4 day trek, weather was appaulling, torential down pours, set of from base camp, (foot of roriama) walked through the forest, reached summit by lunch after setting off at 5....
  • Log #14115 - by Laura Philp and Phil Sutton on Oct 26, 20013.00 stars
    Fantastic trip with beautiful changing scenery every few hours.Physically hard if your pack is too big so travel light! Tip for crossing rivers - wet socks act like limpets. The last stretch before...
  • Log #14116 - by Philippe Yong on Aug 26, 20013.00 stars
    Fantastic hike, not that exhausting and very easily (and cheaply) arranged from sta elena...Highly recommended
  • Log #14117 - by Gabriel E. Zamora on Aug 08, 20013.00 stars
    I will like the coordenates of the places araund the Roraima, like Arabopo village and Arabopo river
  • Log #14118 - by Natalie Ehorn + Klaus Schmitt on May 15, 20013.00 stars
    a terrific hike with a very recommendable indian tour-guide (english,spanish and native speaking) named Ray from St. Elena de Uairen (tel 014-8646969, email raysteven71@hotmail.com) it was the best...
  • Log #14120 - by Robert Muir on Aug 09, 20003.00 stars
    If you should happen upon the village of San Fransisco, there is a stunning river course and waterfall three km along the road to the north of the village. Swimming in the river downstream of the...
  • Log #14121 - by Wayne Daughtry on Feb 21, 20003.00 stars
    A great trip from San Francisco. We hired a guide out of C.Bolivar, but could've done as well with the guides from San Francisco. First two days easy.
  • Log #14122 - by Roman Garba on Dec 17, 19993.00 stars
    Great, adventurous trek ! If you are on a top it's worth to visit venezuela-brasil-guyana "triplepoint". Report on URL below.
  • Log #14123 - by Richard Garrison on Sep 07, 19993.00 stars
    Great destination, and a good challenge to get there! Travelogue with pictures is in preparation -- Stay tuned!
  • Log #14124 - by John Garrison on Sep 07, 19993.00 stars
    Good physical workout! Plenty of water on top of Roraima, rubber boots are handy up there, and for crossing the streams between Paratepuy, Venezuela, and Roraima. Travelogue with pictures is under...
  • Log #14125 - by angelique and Rik Mulder-Brouwer on Aug 19, 19993.00 stars
    We recommend to travel to St. Elena de Uairen and organise your track from there. We highly recommend our guide who spoke perfect English, knows the locals, is a great cook and is very inspiring and...
  • Log #14126 - by Jonathan Smith on July 01, 19993.00 stars
    See Emilio for cheap tours, but be direct with him.