The Return of Mateusz Wrazidło FI'22 to Mount Roraima and Tepui in Venezuela

On May 26th Mateusz Wrazidlo (FI'22) embarked on an expedition to La Gran Sabana and Mount Roraima in Venezuela.

The expedition, focused primarily on botanical exploration and photography, marked a restart of Mateusz activity in the Guiana Highlands and was his first visit to the tepuis since the COVID-19 lockdown.

It was also his second project focused on documenting the biodiversity of Mount Roraima, complementing the observations made during a visit to the northern slopes of this massif i in 2019.

The team (including Julia Wisniowska, Michal Wisniowski, Calio Elliman, Juan Mora, Yonatan Pozas, Jose Tovar Hurtado and local assistants) managed to make some puzzling observations, including possible new findings concerning certain endemic plant species (in review).

Explorers witnessed the occurrence of a wildfire on the summit of Roraima - possibly the first time they recorded such phenomenon, which raises questions over the influence of climate change and human activity on the environment of the tepui summits.

 

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Mateusz Wrazidło investigating an unknown endemic plant

 

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Picturesque sunrise over the tepui

 

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Julia Wiśniowska and Michał Wiśniowski in action

 

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Picturesque and sudden weather change over the tepui

Contact

The Polish Chapter of the Explorers Club
The headquarters:
69 Nowy Świat Street, Warsaw, klatka (stairs) B, pokoj (room)107

The correspondence:
Polish Chapter of the Explorers Club
Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28
00-927 Warsaw Poland

kontakt@theexplorersclubpolska.pl

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