Himalayas

Photo: European Space Agency, Mount Makalu, Himalayas Wikipedia: The Himalayas is a mountain range in Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. The Himalayan range has the Earth’s highest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest. The Himalayas include over a hundred mountains exceeding 7,200 meters (23,600 feet) in elevation. By …

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 Aconcagua Appalachian …

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) Google Maps goo.gl/maps/Q4xzAFmKMDR81TbC6 Twitter @agencia_andina Videos Wikipedia Andes Cities Quito, Ecuador Cusco, Perú Planeta.com Mountains International Mountain Day Llamas Machu …

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 International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) Mountain Institute Mountain Partnership Mountains: Vital for human survival – …

International Mountain Day

Poster December 11 is International Mountain Day which celebrates our higher aspirations. Hashtags #MountainsMatter #InternationalMountainDay More Info un.org/en/events/mountainday key messages 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 …

Inselberg

Photo: Denisbin, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia Inselberg = an isolated hill or mountain rising abruptly from a plain Wikipedia: An inselberg or monadnock is an isolated rock hill, knob, ridge, or small mountain that rises abruptly from a gently sloping or virtually level surrounding plain. In southern and south-central Africa, a similar formation of granite …

Matterhorn

Photo The Matterhorn (German: Matterhorn; Italian: Cervino; French: Mont Cervin is a mountain of the Alps, straddling the main watershed and border between Switzerland and Italy. Photos Wikipedia Matterhorn Planeta.com Mountains Wild Europe

Rocky Mountains

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Sunrise Wikipedia: The Rocky Mountains, also known as the Rockies, are a major mountain range in western North America. The Rocky Mountains stretch more than 3,000 miles (4,800 km) from the northernmost part of British Columbia, in western Canada, to New Mexico, in the Southwestern United States. Within the North American Cordillera, …

Heard Island

Photo: Eddie Australia’s tallest mountain is located off the mainland on a remote island with an active volcano. Key Links http://heardisland.antarctica.gov.au Management plan Elsewhere on the Web http://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=31&id_site=577 Heard Island Expedition Fan page Headlines Australia’s Heard Island: A mysterious land of fire and ice – @abcrural Wikipedia: The Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands …

Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains

Image: British Library, The Gold Fields UNESCO: The area in question is contained within what geologists refer to as the Barberton Mountain Land (BML), also known as the Barberton Greenstone Belt or more technically, the Barberton Supergroup geological formation. Its varied geology gives rise to steeply incised mountainous terrain that stretches from the Lochiel Plateau …