Vicky Sonley's goal
Tepui mountains, Venezuela
Sadly, there are no swooping pterodactyls or roaming T-Rexes here. But the strange prehistoric landscapes that inspired Conan Doyle to write his rollicking dinosaur yarn The Lost World in 1912 really do exist – isolated islands of uniquely adapted wildlife stranded several kilometres above the jungle on immense tabletop mountains in south-eastern Venezuela.
These eerie stone monoliths – called tepui – are some of the oldest geological formations on Earth, dating back two billion years. The highest is Roraima at 2,810m, and from another spills the world’s tallest waterfall, Angel Falls.
|Date goal set:
||11th Jul 2009
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