Several Indian legends are known about the tepuis of the Gran Sabana, most recognized as the source of all the lives. The Mythology Pemón points to Roraima as the kingdom of Kuin Goddess "grandmother of all civilized" who gives away drinks and music to visitors.
1596: Sir Walter Raleigh is mentioned in his book "Guiana", calling the Crystal Mountain.
1654: The French cartographer Nicolas Sanson d'Abbeville made the first map of the region
1869: Charles Barrington Brown geologist claimed that the only way to rise to the top was in a balloon!
1879: The student of birds, Henry Witely, first saw a narrow slope side and figured this could lead to the top
1884: The English Everard My Thurn and Harry I. Perkins, become the first climbers to reach the summit.
1892: Jules Verne, Roraima mentions in his novel "The Magnificent Orinoco"
1912: Inspired by ancient geological Guayana Shield, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of Sherlock Holmes novels, wrote his book "The Lost World", where his characters capture a pterodactyl in a "table" north of Manaus where the borders of three countries.
1931: fixing remembers "Triple Point" on the top of Roraima, where the borders of Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana.
1987: Greening Engineering Group (GIDA), Central University of Venezuela start recording Roraima visitors, having until December 1990 a total of 3,600 visitors, mostly Venezuelans, Germans and Americans.
1990: The National Parks Institute (INPARQUES) prohibits access to tepuy tourism due to damage multiple visitors, including one can cite the destruction of the flora and the accumulation of garbage on top.
1992: tourism promotion restarts the strict presence of Pemon guide (see photo), which in theory would help Tepuy protection. However, the real responsibility of protecting the individual have visitors every year exploring these fabulous mountains. So please take care!
1998: Roraima comes first published online Explorepartners the classic tour of 6 days with PuriPuri!