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Monte Roraima (Also: Mount Roraima, Cerro Roraima, Pico do Roraima, Roroima) is a tabletop mountain (or tepui) shared between Venezuela, Guyana (disputed by Venezuela) and the Roraima state of Brazil. The average height of the plateau is around 2,500 metres, and the steep sides of the plateau makes it very difficult to access. However, it was the first major tepui to be climbed: Sir Everard im Thurn walked up a forested ramp in 1884 to scale the strangely wind-and-water sculpted plateau. Roraima forms part of the Guiana Highlands.
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