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Mount Roraima - Rio Tek to Base Camp

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Trail to the base of Mount Roraima.


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Map Key

6.2

Miles

9.9

KM

81%

Runnable

6,205' 1,891 m

High

3,625' 1,105 m

Low

2,741' 835 m

Up

198' 60 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Commonly Backpacked · Geological Significance · Historical Significance · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

To access Mount Roraima you need either a local guide or to go on a tour. Local guides can be found for cheap in Paraitepuyn (the launching point for all trips).

Runner Notes

Good even trail with some river crossings and muddy spots

Description

You start the day with a crossing of the Tek river which can be high after a rain. After less than 1.5 miles you have to cross another significant river - the Kukenan River.

Continue through the stark, open landscape that is spotted with springs marked by verdant blooms of vegetation.

Follow the braided trails that head uphill at a good railroad grade. Soon the mountain grows above you and you arrive at base camp.

Contacts

Land Manager: Canaima National Park

Shared By:

Russell Hobart

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Photos

Base camp at the edge of the tepui
Oct 19, 2020 near Santa E…, VE
"Mount Roraima Venezuela" by mgysler is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Oct 11, 2020 near Santa E…, VE
The Tek River
Oct 19, 2020 near Santa E…, VE
Backcountry church along the trail
Oct 20, 2020 near Santa E…, VE
First views of Mount Roraima
Oct 19, 2020 near Santa E…, VE

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