Kukenán-tepui

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Kukenán Tepui
Kukenan Tepuy at Sunset.jpg
Kukenan Tepui
Highest point
Elevation2,680 m (8,790 ft)
Coordinates5°12′36.38″N 60°49′52.18″W / 5.2101056°N 60.8311611°W / 5.2101056; -60.8311611Coordinates: 5°12′36.38″N 60°49′52.18″W / 5.2101056°N 60.8311611°W / 5.2101056; -60.8311611
Geography
Kukenán Tepui is located in Venezuela
Kukenán Tepui
Kukenán Tepui
Location of Kukenan Tepui
LocationVenezuela
Parent rangeGuiana Highlands
Geology
Mountain typePlateau
Climbing
Easiest routeHike

Kukenán, also known as Matawi or Cuquenán, is a tepui in Bolívar State, Guayana Region, Venezuela. It has an estimated surface area of 2185 hectares (equivalent to 21.85 square kilometres). It is 2,680 metres (8,790 ft) high and about 3 km (1.9 mi) long. Kukenan Falls, which is 674 m (2,211 ft) high, is located at the south end of the tepui.[1]

Kukenán is located in Canaima National Park. Next to Kukenán, to the southeast, is Mount Roraima, a better known tepui. Kukenán is more difficult to climb, so it is ascended much less frequently than Mount Roraima.[2]

Canaima National Park is also home to the highest waterfall in the world, which is located in Auyán Tepui.[3]

Scenery on top of Kukenán provided inspiration for the 2009 film Up.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kukenaam, Salto Archived 11 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine. World Waterfall Database.
  2. ^ Kukenan Tepui. SummitPost. 24 July 2007.
  3. ^ "Kukenan Tepui : Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering : SummitPost". www.summitpost.org.

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