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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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