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Acopan Tepui | Bolivar, Venezuela

Location

Venezuela
5° 10' 26.8032" N, 61° 58' 33.3732" W
VE
Acopan Tepui

Acopan Tepui - Photo: Arianna AQ

Acopan (also spelled Acopan-tepui or Tepuis Acopan) is a tepui or plateau with steep falls which rises to 6927 ft (2112 m) in height located in Bolivar State, southeast of the South American country of Venezuela. The tepui belongs to Chimanta massif in the Guiana Shield, and is part of the largest protected area of Venezuela, Canaima National Park. It was first climbed in 2002 by an Italian-Venezuelan team. It is a sandstone formation of at least about 1,700 million years old. Legends of the Pemon, who are the ethnic group that lives in the area, say the sky darkens and it starts to rain if a stranger approaches the tepui.

Acopan Tepui

Acopan Tepui - Photo: Rozi-apple

Acopan Tepui

Acopan Tepui - Photo: albertganxets

Acopan Tepui

Acopan Tepui - Photo: Mason

Acopan Tepui

Acopan Tepui - Photo: Rozi-apple

SUBMITTED ON 01.08.2014.