The Mountain Environment

by Mandy Barrow

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Mountains around the World

Mountains and mountain ranges are found on every continent in the world.

Live! World Mountain Cams

bullet Asia

Asia is the largest continent in both size and population covering almost 1/3 of the world's land area and it has about 3/5 of the world's people. It has some of the world's highest mountains, longest rivers, largest deserts, plains, and plateaus, and thickest forests and jungles.

Nepal: Mount Everest, is the highest mountain on the earth (measuring from sea level). It rises 8,848 meters above the sea, on the border between Nepal and China.

To go on an interactive tour of Mount Everest visit Everest Interactive.

Another great site about Everest is the Nova site

Did you know?

Mt. Everest has three names. In the Nepali language it is called Sagarmatha (Head of the Sky), and in Tibetan it is called Chomolangma (short for Jomo Miyolangsangma, the name of a Tibetan goddess who is one of the Five Sisters of Long Life).

K2, is the second highest mountain on the earth. It rises 8,611ms above sea level.

Japan: Mount Fuji, (highest mountain in Japan) 3,776ms
It is an isolated volcano, located only 50 miles southwest from Tokyo.

bullet Europe

Britain: Ben Nevis, Scotland 1,343ms

Ben Nevis - highest mountain in Great Britain
Snowdon - highest mountain in Wales
Scafell Pike - highest mountain in England (978 metres ~ 3208 feet high)
Kinder Scout - highest peak in the Peak District

Greece: Mount Olympus, Athens 2,917ms
Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece.

Turkey: Mount Ararat, 5,165ms
Mount Ararat is a snow-capped volcanic cone, located in extreme northeast Turkey.

Photographs of the Mountains of Europe

Map showing the mountains of Europe

bullet Africa

Africa is the second largest continent in area covering about 1/5 of the world's land area and it has the third largest population.
Volcanic activity created most of Africa's highest mountains. The 2 tallest peaks are Mt. Kilimanjaro at 19,340 ft. and Mt. Kenya at 17,058 ft. They are both extinct volcanoes. Even though both mountains rise near to the equator, they have glaciers and are covered with snow most of the year.

Tanzania: Mount Kilimanjaro, 5,895ms
The highest mountain in Africa, located in Northeast Tanzania, near the Kenya border.

Kenya: Mount Kenya, 5,199ms
The second highest mountain in Africa. Like Mount Kilimanjaro, it is an extinct volcano.

bullet Australia

Mt Kosciuszko - Australia, 2228 metres
The highest mountain in Australia, located in the extreme southeast corner of the continent. Located between Melbourne and Sydney in the Australian Alps

Ayers Rock, Northern Australia, 335ms

Mount Bruce, Australia. 1227ms

bullet South America

Argentina: Aconcagua in Andes 6,960ms
Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the Western hemisphere, located in western Argentina, near the Chile border.

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