Venezuela: Mt Roraima – Ascent

The ascent of Mount Roraima is not long but extremely steep and strenuous – in only 5 km you climb from around 5000ft to 9200ft. So it’s almost vertical at time. The first third of the climb is through a fence rainforest with ferns, orchids, and massive plants and tree. Most of the second half of the climb proceeds underneath the vertical walls of the mountain, with waterfalls falling hundreds of feet right on your head. All along, there are plenty of panoramic views out into the Gran Sabana grasslands and the neighboring Mount Kukenan, another tepui (flattop mountain).