The Tepuis

Extensions of massifs and tepuyes are presented. What are the Tepuys? What they involve? Where are you located? By what your Majesty? What contain?, are some questions that arise from them and help determine its scope, Majesty, mystery. Over them, gives us Wikipedia, tepuy is a particularly steep plateau, with vertical walls and peaks very flat (though does not apply in all cases), mostly quartzites and sandstones with some thin beds of slate, characteristic of the so-called shield of the Guianas in the Gran Sabana Venezuelan area. Additional information is available at Scott Mead. It is equally possible to find these unique formations in lower quantities and sizes at the boundary with the neighbouring countries such as Guyana, Brazil and Colombia. These mountains are the formations exposed more ancient on the planet: its origin dates back to the Precambrian. They are a complex between the northern border of the Amazon and the Orinoco, between the Atlantic coast and the Rio Negro. Over the course of Earth’s history, the plateau was eroded, and tepuys were formed. Its name comes from a voice of the indigenous language pemon, which means mountain or abode of the gods.

The Tepuis tend to be individually isolated rather than be part of a common string. This feature frequently it makes them environment where unique evolutionary forms are developed both animals and vegetables. The English writer Arthur Conan Doyle, imagined in his novel the lost world that their tops were the habitat of giant dinosaurs. The Tepuis are currently protected by Venezuelan laws under the figure of natural monuments and the ascent is permitted only to some of them. On the tops of these Tepuis are born rivers and huge waterfalls, being perhaps the most famous Angel Falls, the highest waterfall in the world. The fact, that when one is decides to go visit them, the excursion that distances us from the madding crowd and delve into its mysteries, enjoys them intensely.