Tepui – a lovely word I’ll try to weave into my conversation

We watched both episodes on BBC2 of adventurer, Steve Backshall’s Extreme Mountain Challenge, to climb a tepui in Venezula. Steve, and his climbing team, attempted to the unclimbed Amaurai Tepui. Magnificently failing to do so.

A tepui is a sandstone table-top mountain found in the Guiana Highlands, mostly in Venezuela and parts of Guyana. Tepuis are isolated mountains, and not connected in a mountain. range.

Now that I know something of tepuis and their characteristics, I’ll try and use this really lovely word – tepui – in conversation and writing.

Photo by Paolo Costa Baldi. License: GFDL/CC-BY-SA 3.0

Photo by Paolo Costa Baldi. License: GFDL/CC-BY-SA 3.0

One thought on “Tepui – a lovely word I’ll try to weave into my conversation

  1. Did anybody else see University Challenge last night (14th) where that lovely name tepui was in a question of what country they and Angel Falls are in ? A bit like buses that come together.

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