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Pedra da Gávea

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Ok one more, just to show how high up it is here. Behind me: Ipanema, several kilometers away. Now challenging the setting to a race; finish line is that beach's caipirinha shacks.

Ok one more, just to show how high up it is here. Behind me: Ipanema, several kilometers away. Now challenging the setting to a race; finish line is that beach's caipirinha shacks.

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Pedra da Gávea

- Pedra da Gávea is a monolithic mountain in Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Composed of granite and gneiss, its elevation is , making it one of the highest mountains in the world that ends directly in the ocean. Trails on the mountain were opened up by the local farming population in the early 1800s; today, the site is under the administration of the Tijuca National Park. The mountain's name translates as Rock of the Topsail, and was given to it during the expedition of Captain Gaspar de …
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