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.