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 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, the …

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 …

Alps

Photo: European Space Agency The Alps extend 1200 km through eight different countries: France, Monaco, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria, and Slovenia. This mountain range, which is inhabited by some 20 million people, covers an area of approximately 200 000 sq km. Videos Elsewhere on the Web alparc.org Facebook Wikipedia Alps History_of_the_Alps Planeta.com Europe Wild …

Himalayas

Photo: European Space Agency, Mount Makalu, Himalayas 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 contrast, …

Nevada’s Spring Mountains

Photo The highest point is Mount Charleston, at 11,918 feet (3,633 meters). The area around Mt. Charleston is protected in the Mount Charleston Wilderness. Is there snow on the mountains? Key Links The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, also known as Mount Charleston, offers opportunities for year-round fun. When you visit, learn about the area …

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 …