Quantcast

Latest Mountain Stories

2012-07-02 10:22:42

Mountain belts on Earth are most commonly formed by collision of one or more tectonic plates. The process of collision, uplift, and subsequent erosion of long mountain belts often produces profound global effects, including changes in regional and global climates, as well as the formation of important economic resources, including oil and gas reservoirs and ore deposits. Understanding the formation of mountain belts is thus a very important element of earth science research. One common but...

2012-02-15 16:00:00

Summit, N.J. woman reaches new heights -- Kilimanjaro -- in fitness and obesity battle. Amazing video footage from Big Fat Mountain documentary: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bigfatmountain/big-fat-mountain Summit, NJ (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 Kara Richardson Whitely has taken her uphill battle against obesity to great heights — Mount Kilimanjaro -- and is sharing her story with a documentary called Big Fat Mountain. The 37-year-old Summit, N.J. woman hiked Africa´s...

2011-05-02 23:36:34

In one of his songs Bob Dylan asks "How many years can a mountain exist before it is washed to the sea?", and thus poses an intriguing geological question for which an accurate answer is not easily provided. Mountain ranges are in a constant interplay between climatically controlled weathering processes on the one hand and the tectonic forces that cause folding and thrusting and thus thickening of the Earth's crust on the other hand. While erosion eventually erases any geological obstacles,...

2010-12-17 13:33:25

During Mount Kilimanjaro ascent highlights risks of high altitude climbs Former tennis champion Martina Navratilova was hospitalized for pulmonary edema"”fluid build-up in the lungs"”while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, drawing attention to the high risk of acute mountain sickness (AMS) and high altitude pulmonary edema among climbers of high peaks. A timely study in a recent issue of High Altitude Medicine & Biology, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc....

2010-12-06 00:00:40

Create holiday memories to last a lifetime with family and friends at Callaway Gardens' Fantasy In Lights, a holiday light and sound production Pine Mountain, GA (PRWEB) December 3, 2010 This holiday season marks the 19th Annual Fantasy in Lights® -- named one of the top 48 events in the world by Chicago Tribune -- at Callaway Gardens, a 13,000-acre destination south of Atlanta. Fantasy in Lights features 8 million lights stretching more than five miles, creating 14 larger-than-life...

2010-09-21 12:31:00

GILLINGHAM, England, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- As the nights draw in and the temperature drops it's time to turn to the comfort and warmth of down and Webtogs' regular best seller, the classic North Face Nuptse jacket. A classic for a reason, the North Face Nuptse has the style to look good on or off the mountain but doesn't compromise when it comes to performance. Using high lofting 700 Fill Power down and a sewn through construction the Nuptse delivers the warmth needed for cold dry days...

b5dd11100e3ba2216486ea86ec396d791
2010-09-16 08:02:05

By Mari N. Jensen, University of Arizona College of Science Glaciers can help actively growing mountains become higher by protecting them from erosion, according to a University of Arizona-led research team. The finding is contrary to the conventional view of glaciers as powerful agents of erosion that carve deep fjords and move massive amounts of sediment down mountains. Mountains grow when movements of the Earth's crust push the rocks up. The research is the first to show that the erosion...

0b12dbebfb82dcd4ad73e81479a4b74c1
2009-08-13 12:20:00

A new study published on Thursday suggests climate is the main factor limiting the height of mountains across the globe, and not the upward thrust of the Earth's clashing tectonic plates, AFP reported. Scientists said this so-called "buzzsaw" effect of glaciers forms when temperatures stay below a certain threshold, otherwise the peaks of Mount Everest and K2 might have been even higher. David Engholm, a researcher at Aarhus University in Denmark and lead author of the study, said glaciers...

2009-02-17 14:38:00

CNSX:CTT VANCOUVER, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Continent Resources Inc. (CNSX:CTT) is pleased to announce the results of the first phase of reverse circulation drilling from its Lone Mountain Project located near Silver City, New Mexico. Drill hole LM-42, intersected 600 feet grading 0.205% oxide copper between 200 and 800 feet, with 50 feet grading 0.498% copper and with the last 30 feet grading 0.43% copper. This limited, first phase drill program focused on near surface oxide copper...

2008-12-28 13:56:35

Music executive Bud Prager, who once managed the rock groups Foreigner and Damn Yankees, reportedly has died in Montauk, N.Y., at the age of 79. The Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday the Windfall Records co-founder was crucial in expanding the label with partner Felix Pappalardi into the Windfall Music Enterprises music empire. Among the label's more notable bands was Mountain, which earned fame with its hit Mississippi Queen and an appearance at the 1969 Woodstock music festival. In addition...


Latest Mountain Reference Libraries

Chimborazo
2014-10-04 18:25:34

Chimborazo is an inactive stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Cordillera Occidental range of the Andes. This volcano reaches an elevation of 20,564 feet and although it is not the tallest mountain measured above sea level, its proximity to the equator makes its summit the farthest away from the center of the earth. The origin of its name is unknown, but it could have received its name from several words in the Quichua or Quechua language or from the Cayapa language....

Mount Carihuairazo
2014-10-04 17:42:58

Mount Carihuairazo is a volcanic caldera, most likely extinct, that is located in Ecuador. It is part of the Cordillera Occidental in the Andes Mountain range and reaches an elevation of 16,463 feet. This volcano, which is neighbored by Mount Chimborazo, is part of the Reserva de Produccion Faunistica Chimborazo, which protects the ecosystems and habitats of the vicuña,llama, and alpaca, all native species to the area. The volcano’s name is a mixture of three Quichu words Cari, huay, and...

lili_002_php
2012-06-15 05:22:32

Symbol: LILI Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   LALI3 Lacinaria ligulistylis A. Nelson Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CO, IL, MN, MO, MT, ND, NM, SD, WI, WY Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision...

More Articles (3 articles) »
Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.