Mountain FAQs:


Q: Is a mountain a large landform that stretches above the surrounding land in a limited area?

A: Yes, and usually in the form of a peak.

Q: Is a mountain usually defined as any summit at least 2,000 feet high?

A: Yes, and whilst the official UK government's definition of a mountain, for the purposes of access, is a summit of 600 metres or higher.

Q: Are mountains not generally the most voluminous?

A: Yes.

Q: Are mountains an example of fold mountains?

A: Yes.

Q: Are mountains formed through tectonic forces or volcanism?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a mountain generally steeper than a hill?

A: Yes.

Q: Are mountains subjected to the agents of erosion which gradually wear the uplifted area down?

A: Yes.

Q: Are mountains typically measured above sea level?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a mountain defined as "a natural elevation of the earth surface rising more or less abruptly from the surrounding level and attaining an altitude which"?

A: Yes, and relatively to the adjacent elevation, is impressive or notable.

Q: Are mountains caused by faults in the crust: a seam where rocks can move past each other?

A: Yes.

Q: Are mountains generally less preferable for human habitation than lowlands?

A: Yes, because of harsh weather and little level ground suitable for agriculture.

Q: Is a mountain roughly equivalent to moving 80 kilometers towards the nearest pole?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a mountain lands are below sea level?

A: Yes, and given this consideration Mauna Kea above sea level) is the world's tallest mountain and volcano, rising about 10,203 m from the Pacific Ocean floor).

Q: Are mountains isolated summits?

A: Yes, but most occur in huge mountain ranges.