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Mountains

Mountain Formation
Mountains are formed in two ways, either by the crust of the Earth being forced up (see Plate Tectonics), or by the action of Volcanoes. Try these links:

Mountain Climbing
As George Leigh Mallory said when asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest , ‘Because it is there.’

Mountains in the Solar System
The tallest mountain in the solar system is Olympus Mons on Mars at over 24 km high! Mount Everest is only 8 km high.



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