National Geographic : 1930 Nov
Photograph by T.D. Carter THE TWIN TABLE-LANDS, KUKENAM AND RORAIMA-"FRAGMENTS OF ANEARLIER WORLD" Flat-topped, almost of equal height, these giants tower more than 8,600 feet above sea level and some4,000 feet above the elevated plain. Kuke nam, the smaller (left), is 3 or 4 miles in diameter. According to new estimates, which are believed to beapproximately correct, Roraima measures about 4 miles along its southwest wall and perhaps 8 miles along its southeast wall (see text, page 589). Towashing Pinnacle atthe right. Photograph by G.H.H.Tate TEN MILES BEYOND ARABUPU LIES MOUNT RORAIMA, SHROUDED IN ITS CLOUD VEIL Writing of Roraima and its sister mountain, Kukenam, Sir Everard im Thurn says: "Rarely did we see the scene quite clear-a fact which, asthe In dians were never tired of explaining to us, was owing to the habit of the mountain-they regard both mountains as one-of veiling itself whenever approached by white men."