Mount Roraima Looks Like It’s Straight Out Of The Movies, But It’s Entirely Real

This is probably what comes to mind when you picture a mountain — triangular, snowcapped peaks piercing the sky.

But Mount Roraima is about to change that notion.

The flat-faced tepui, or tabletop mountain, spans three countries’ borders in South America: Brazil, Venezuela, and Guyana.

From afar, it might not look particularly impressive…

But upon closer inspection, the 1,300-foot cliffs are quite breathtaking.

A photo posted by Planet (@lonelyplanetfriend) on May 25, 2015 at 12:17am PDT

Roraima is part of Canaima National Park and the tabletop peaks are some of the oldest geological formations on Earth.

They date back to two billion years ago.

Because of this, tepuis like Roraima are inhabited by plants and animals that aren’t found anywhere else on the planet.

It’s not uncommon for the sky-high mountain to be enveloped in cloud cover.

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While it might seem impossible, people actually climb the plateau.

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Obviously, the view is worth the dangerous trek.

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If you’re lucky to witness a sunrise or sunset from the summit, you can count yourself as one of the luckiest hikers in the world.

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If that shot right there doesn’t inspire you to take a trip to the south, I don’t know what will! Who’s coming with me?!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/mount-roraima/

#OscarsforVenezuela: Will Hollywood speak up for protesters?

http://twitter.com/#!/palaciojesus/status/440139833353052161

In Venezuela today, the repressive Maduro regime will air America’s Oscars awards ceremony while continuing to censor news of the government’s violence against protesters. Venezuelan activists and their supporters want to know if Hollywood celebrities will speak up for them.

http://twitter.com/#!/DafneOrsini/status/440140065776619521
http://twitter.com/#!/EduPasquez/status/439976916292874240
http://twitter.com/#!/ElviraRodriguez/status/440092666332590080

Ellen? Eva? Leonardo? Brad and Angie? Anyone?

http://twitter.com/#!/eliasnmrk/status/440132512065409024

Previous Twitchy coverage of Venezuela.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/02/oscarsforvenezuela-will-hollywood-speak-up-for-protesters-2/