These pictures of mountains help you learn and understand more about mountains around the world. Professionally taken, these mountain pictures would make a great addition to a project that you might be doing on mountains, or similarly, to brighten up a piece of writing that you are completing. Read on to find out more about mountains around the world.
As you go up the mountain, the temperature drops. Eventually, you go up the mountain so far that the temperature drops low enough and long enough to prevent tress from growing. The treeline will be
slightly higher on south facing slopes than north facing slopes as they have the warmth of the sun to encourage tree growth.
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Hiking and camping
How many leisure activities / sporting activities can you think of that can take place in the mountains? Once you have made your list, can you classify them according to their season?
The difficulty of building settlements in mountainous areas are well known. The steep slopes make it difficult to use heavy machinery and once built, travelling around the settlement is difficult as wide, fast roads need a lot of flat land, which is often absent in mountainous areas.
It is rare to find large open areas of flat land in mountainous areas. When you you do, the colder temperatures at higher altitudes prevent a large number of crops from being planted. The land is often left as meadow for feeding livestock. In Winter, these animals have to be brought in to protect them from the winter weather.