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Unbelievable Facts About Mountain Everyone Must Know

Living in mountains has its own fun. There is a unique attachment as if they speak to us silently. Mountains have a great impact on our daily lives being the ultimate source of water, biodiversity and climate regulators.

It’s time to pack gears for camping towards hills. Lets go.

1. The tallest mountain on Earth is Mauna Kea with a total height of 33,474 feet having a portion of it covered under ocean water.

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2. Mount Everest is the tallest land mountain on Earth having a total altitude of 29,036 feet.

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3. Atlantic ocean has the largest range of mountains while the tallest ones (nearly 30%) are among the Himalayas.

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4. An elevated portion on land taller than 600 metres are generally considered as Mountains, while the lower ones are called Hills.

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5. In general, the height of a mountain is measured from the base above sea level.

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6. Mt. Everest is also world’s dirtiest mountain due to tons of garbage dumped by climbers every year.

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7. There is a free WIFI facility available on the world’s tallest mountain: Mt. Everest.

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8. New Zealand holds the mountain with the longest name: Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu.

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9. Almost 12% of the world’s population lives in mountain regions.

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10. The tallest known mountain in our solar system is Olympus Mons on Mars with almost three times taller than Everest.

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11. Mountains can be categorized into three different types: volcano, plateau, fold, dome & fault-block.

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12. Weather change in mountains is too frequent. It may be raining/snowing on top but not at the base.

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13. Mountains are formed after the collision of tectonic plates on Earth’s crust.

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14. Some mountains are gradually getting taller (plates getting closer) while some are getting shorter in size (plates moving farther).

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15. Mt. Everest is getting taller by 4 mm every year.

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