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National Geographic Photographer Robert Madden, who had been commissioned to photograph the southern sector of Venezuela's Amazonas territory. said: "There's one peak the Indians call Aratitiyope [pr: air-uh-tea-tea-yo-pay], and it's like a shark fin, or needle when viewed on end," he said. "It's by itself in the most remote part of the region, and it looks different than the others, a different kind of rock." Taken from Paul Piana's story, Survivng Amazonia. This photo was taken during the initial National Geographic survey.

The route ascends the arete on the right skyline.
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