Nevada’s Spring Mountains

Photo: Ron Mader, Lovell Canyon (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Nevada’s Spring Mountains. 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. The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area features a helpful visitor center. Is there snow on the mountains? FYI – …

Mountains

Photo: Ron Mader, Monterrey (Some rights reserved) 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. 2022 is the International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development. International Mountain DayEvery year on December 11 International Mountain Day celebrates …

Andes Mountains

Photo: Ron Mader, Ecuador 2002 (Some rights reserved) 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 Mapsgoo.gl/maps/Q4xzAFmKMDR81TbC6 Elsewhere on the Webbosquesandinos.org – Facebook – Flickr – YouTube [email protected]_andina Embedded …

Mountains Links

Photo: Ron Mader, Cleveland (Some rights reserved) What would insiders like others know about mountains? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: FacebookicimodMountainPartnershipmtnforum Flickr GroupsWorld Mountains Elsewhere on the Webeverestnews.comMountain InstituteMountain PartnershipMountains: Vital for human survival – People and the PlanetMountain Voices14ers.comiucn.orgDark Mountain Project Mountain PactEffort to educate, mobilize & empower 80+ mountain towns w/outdoor rec …

International Mountain Day

Poster (Some rights reserved) December 11 is International Mountain Day which celebrates our higher aspirations. Hashtags#MountainsMatter#InternationalMountainDay#DíaInternacionalDeLasMontañas Key Linksun.org/en/events/mountaindaymessages [email protected]@[email protected] Questions How is ‘International Mountain Day’ translated in other languages? = ¿Cómo se traduce el ‘Día Internacional de las Montañas’ a otros idiomas? How is ‘International Mountain Day’ translated in Indigenous languages? (Important for the 2022-2032 celebration of Indigenous …

Himalayas

Photo: European Space Agency, Mount Makalu, Himalayas (Some rights reserved) 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) …

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, …

Alps

Photo: European Space Agency Wikipedia: 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. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/UbyWZWSnUhJT3Kch9 Videos Elsewhere on the Webalparc.org – Facebook Photos WikipediaAlpsHistory of …

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