Some Ferocious Looking Mountains

Discussion in 'General Science' started by Glenn Holland, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. Glenn Holland

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    I'm sort of a geology geek and I was doing some research on mountain ranges around the world.

    The first one is Mount Wilson located about 18 miles west of Las Vegas, Nevada. Although it called a mountain, it's technically known as a "Butte" or rock outcropping. 104918367.jpg Matterhorn.png The second is the Matterhorn in the Alps. It was formed through a complicated process involving separations of plates.

    Both are angry looking and I suspect Mother Nature must have had a really "Bad Hair Day" when she created these mountains.
     
  2. Papabravo

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    I climbed Matterhorn Peak (the one in the Sierra Nevada mountains in California).
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    Cerro Torre has always looked "angrier" to me than the Matterhorn or Mount Wilson.
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  4. Glenn Holland

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    Interestingly, Mount Wilson in Nevada gets snowfall in the winter.

    Don't try skiing on it - it's almost straight down over the jagged rocks. By the time a fall victim makes it all the way to the bottom, he'll be hamburger!!! :eek:

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  5. wayneh

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    I had the pleasure of skiing from the other side, to Italy for lunch - through an absurd border crossing - and back to Zermatt for the night.
     
  6. Papabravo

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    I did just the reverse, and it is one of the cool places I got to check off the bucket list at an early age. Thanks for reviving the memories.
     
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