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DescriptionBrazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest in the world. The mostly tropical climate is home to the Amazon river (the largest in the world by water volume) and its namesake rainforest.
The country is home to a myriad of natural wonders, though it is not especially known for its climbing, with the possible exception of 007's infamous shoelace prusik in the movie Moonraker. Brazil lacks the high glaciated mountain ranges of the Western South American nations. However, there is plenty of rock, of varying quality. The notorious landscape immediately surrounding Rio de Janeiro hosts a number of long moderates to the summits of Corcovado and ?Pao de Acucar? (Sugar Loaf).
From tropical sport climbing near Rio de Janeiro beaches to long routes (20 pitches) in the backcountry, Brazil is underexplored by foreign climbers. There is also some good via ferrata to be had in Brazil.
Great info on routes can be found here:
- A valid US passport is required for all trips to South America. Details on how to obtain a passport can be found here.
- Visa Brazil requires a Visa that must be obtained in advance. The visa must also be used within 90 days of issuance or it is void. Information on obtaining a visa can be found here Not all parts of Brazil are considered "safe" by the standards of the typical tourist. The State Department provides detailed information & travel advisaries on the Country Specific Page for Brazil. Gather as much data as possible, and use your own judgement.
- If you are traveling to Brazil from another Latin American country, you may be required to present proof of Yellow Fever inoculation. Visit the Brazilian Embassy site for details.
Immunizations are a key consideration for any travel to South America. Currently the CDC recommends the following immunizations for travel to Brazil:
- Yellow Fever
- Hepatitis A & B
- Malaria (pills)
Visit the CDC website for specific, up-to-date information.
- Language The official language in Brazil is Portugese.
- Currency The unit of currency is the Reais. Current exchange rates can be found here
Classic Climbing Routes at Brazil
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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