Pico da Neblina
|Range/Region:||Southern Guiana Highlands|
|Year first climbed:||1965|
|First successful climber(s):||Brazilian Army Team|
|Nearest major airport:||Manaus|
Highest Mountain in Brazil,situated near the Brazilian-Venezuelan border."Neblina" means Fog in portuguese.Until 1962 it was belived that Pico 31 de Mar? was the highest in brazil, but in that year new researches made in the remote Pico da Neblina came to conclusion that Neblina was 22 meters higher than 31 de Mar?.In 1965 Pico da Neblina was firts climbed by a team of the Brazilian army,the expedition proved that Pico da Neblina was indeed the highest in Brazil,and was inside Brazilian borders, proving wrong the Venezuelan claim that the Peak was in Venezuelan Terrritory.In the summit there is a metal plate, marking the highest point in Brazilian territory and a Brazilian flag that is changed annualy by climbers of the Brazilian Army.
Thanks to Fernando Loureiro for this description.