Exploring Mount Everest

Photo: Andrew Purdam, Trekker’s classic view from Kala Patthar Mount Everest is the Earth’s highest mountain, with a peak at 8,848 meters above sea level and the 5th tallest mountain measured from the center of the Earth. It is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas. Headlines Everest through the eyes of a Sherpa: …

Yucca Mountain

Yucca Mountain is located in the Great Basin, Yucca Mountain is east of the Amargosa Desert, south of the Nevada Test and Training Range and in the Nevada National Security Site. It is the site of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, which is currently identified by Congressional law as the nation’s spent nuclear waste …

Triglav National Park

Photo: European Space Agency Slovenia – At 2,800 meters above sea level, Mount Triglav is the highest in the country and a significant source of national pride, even featuring on the Slovenian coat of arms. Milan Kučan, the former president, famously once said that it was the duty of every countryman and woman to scale …

International Mountain Day 2018

Photo: Spring Mountains December 11 is International Mountain Day which celebrates our higher aspirations. Hashtags #MountainsMatter #InternationalMountainDay #DíaInternacionalDeLasMontañas More Info http://www.un.org/en/events/mountainday http://www.fao.org/international-mountain-day/key-messages/en/ Questions How is ‘International Mountain Day’ translated in other languages? How is ‘International Mountain Day’ translated in Indigenous languages? (Important for 2019’s celebration during the International Year of Indigenous Languages) What have we …

Mountains Links

Photo Links related to mountains presented in a somewhat random fashion: Buzzword Bingo Cerro – Development – Hill – International Mountain Day – Mountains – Volcano Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mtnforum https://www.facebook.com/MountainPartnership Flickr Groups World Mountains Elsewhere on the Web http://www.everestnews.com Aconcagua Mountain International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) Mountain Institute Mountain Partnership Mountains: Vital for human …

International Mountain Day

Poster December 11 is International Mountain Day which celebrates our higher aspirations. Hashtags #MountainsMatter #InternationalMountainDay More Info http://www.un.org/en/events/mountainday http://www.fao.org/international-mountain-day/key-messages/en/ Twitter @FAOForestry @FAOnews @MPChair Questions How is ‘International Mountain Day’ translated in other languages? How is ‘International Mountain Day’ translated in Indigenous languages? (Important for 2019’s celebration during the International Year of Indigenous Languages) What have we learned about …

Andes Mountains

Photo: 2002 Andes Mountains: South American mountain range Wikipedia: The Andes mountain range stretch across seven South American continents and started to take formation around the same time that dinosaurs appeared on Earth (Triassic Period) Wikipedia Andes Cities Quito, Ecuador Planeta.com Mountains International Mountain Day South America

Mountains

Photo: Monterrey Mountain = Large landform that stretches above the surrounding land in a limited area, usually in the form of a peak Mountains are sacred landscapes around the world. International Mountain Day Every year on December 11 International Mountain Day celebrates our higher aspirations. Hashtags: #MountainsMatter Planeta.com Mountains Links International Mountain Day Rocky Mountains …

International Mountain Day 2017

Photo This year’s theme is Mountains under Pressure: climate, hunger, migration. Almost one billion people live in mountain areas, and over half the human population depends on mountains for water, food and clean energy. Yet mountains are under threat from climate change, land degradation, over exploitation and natural disasters, with potentially far-reaching and devastating consequences, …