Ilú–Tramen Massif

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Ilú–Tramen Massif
Ilú-tepui - southeastern face.JPG
Southeastern face of Ilú-tepui as seen from Karaurín-tepui
Highest point
Elevation 2,700 m (8,900 ft) [1]
Coordinates 05°24′18″N 61°00′20″W / 5.40500°N 61.00556°W / 5.40500; -61.00556Coordinates: 05°24′18″N 61°00′20″W / 5.40500°N 61.00556°W / 5.40500; -61.00556
Ilú–Tramen Massif is located in Venezuela
Ilú–Tramen Massif
Ilú–Tramen Massif
Location in Venezuela
Location Bolívar, Venezuela

The Ilú–Tramen Massif is a tepui massif in Bolívar state, Venezuela.[1] It is the northernmost member of the Eastern Tepuis chain and comprises two major plateaus: the larger Ilú-tepui (also spelled Uru) to the south and Tramen-tepui to the north. With a maximum elevation of around 2,700 metres (8,900 ft), Ilú-tepui is the taller of the two peaks. Both tepuis have open, rocky summit plateaus, with a combined summit area of 5.63 km2 (2.17 sq mi). They lie just north of Karaurín-tepui.[1]

Tramen-tepui was first climbed by Scharlie Wraight and Stephen Platt from the col between Ilú-tepui and Tramen-tepui on 24 November 1981.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b c Huber, O. (1995). Geographical and physical features. In: P.E. Berry, B.K. Holst & K. Yatskievych (eds.) Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. Volume 1. Introduction. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis. pp. 1–61.

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