PICO DA NEBLINA IS THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN BRAZIL (2,995 M (9,827 FT)) LOCATED IN THE SERRA DA NEBLINA, A SECTION OF THE GUIANA HIGHLANDS ON THE BRAZIL–VENEZUELA BORDER. ITS SUMMIT LIES WITHIN BRAZILIAN TERRITORY, AT A HORIZONTAL DISTANCE OF ONLY 687 M (2,254 FT) FROM THE VENEZUELAN BORDER.
On a usual day, Pico da Neblina’s summit is covered in thick clouds. The first ascent happened in 1965 when members of Brazilian army have undertaken a major expedition to its top. Even though the mountain is officially located in the Santa Isabel do Rio Negro municipality in the state of Amazonas, it is inaccessible from the urban part of the municipality, and all climbing expeditions depart from the São Gabriel da Cachoeira municipality, about 140 km (87 mi) in a straight line.
he Brazilian part of the mountain is located in the Pico da Neblina National Park, while its northern slopes are protected in Serrania de la Neblina National Park in Venezuela. Together with the neighbouring Parima Tapirapeco National Park in Venezuela, these three parks form a conservation territory of about 80,000 km², making it one of the world’s largest national park systems in tropical rainforests.
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THE FIVE HIGHEST PEAKS IN BRAZIL:
- Pico da Neblina - 2,995 m (9,826 ft), in the Serra da Neblina, the Guiana Highlands, Brazil.
- Pico 31 de Março - 2,974 m (9,757 ft), in the Serra da Neblina, the Guiana Highlands, Brazil.
- Pico da Bandeira - 2,891 m (9,485 ft), at the border between Espirito Santo and Minas Gerais states, Brazil.
- Mount Roraima - 2,810 m (9,219 ft), in Roraima state, Brazil.
- Pedra da Mina - 2,798 m (9,180 ft), at the border between Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo states, Brazil.
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