Introduction… Mountain - a form of relief, raised above the plains with height difference (from a few meters to several kilometers).
The best world mountains… Andes • Andes - the longest (9000 km) and one of the highest mountain systems of the Earth. In some places the width of the Andes is more than 500 km. The average height is about 4000 m.
Himalayas • Himalayas - the highest mountain system of the Earth. Himalayan mountain system is over 2400 km in length and 350 km in width. The average height is about 6000 m. The most beautiful mountain in the world is Ama Dablam.
Cordilleras • Cordilleras are covered with modern glaciers. They are also famous for not only the picturesque Alpine landscapes, but also the ancient and modern volcanism.
Alps • Alps mountain system is located in several European countries - France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy and Slovenia. Here are the highest peaks of Europe: Mont Blanc (4807 m), Monte Rosa (4634 m), Matterhorn (4,477 m).
The highest Russian mountains • Name height in meters LocationElbrus 5642 Caucasus Dyhtau 5204 CaucasusPushkin Peak 5108 CaucasusKazbek 5033 CaucasusGestola 4859 CaucasusShotaRustaveli Peak 4859 CaucasusJimar 4780 CaucasusUilpata 4646 CaucasusSauhoh 4636 CaucasusKukurtlu 4624 CaucasusBelukha 4506 AltaiMunch-Syrdyk 3491 East SayanKyzyl Taiga 3122 West SayanVictory 3003 Ridge CherskyIce 2453 Koryak HighlandsTardokiYangi 2090 Sikhote-Alin mountain rangePeople's 1895 UralYamanatau 1640 Ural
Mountains and man… • We can already feel the effects of the invasion of human ecology in the mountains. Lack of water, landslides, floods - just a few of them.
Governments have already started doing something about it. In some places, they are planting forests. To save a picturesque location and area of distribution of endangered species, they make national parks and reserves.