Five little-known earth systems

When they say «the mountains», Everyone represents «my» Mining system, usually all famous Himalayas, Caucasus, Tien Shan, Alps, Carpathians. Meanwhile, there are many mountain systems on Earth, the names of which are called, «not on hearing», There are few people heard about these mountains, tourists are infrequently visited by..


The name of the mountain range seems to hint that these mountains are located somewhere in Siberia or in Lebanon. However, there are cedar mountains in the Cape Mining System, which in southern Africa, in South Africa. In the mountains live diverse, typically african fauna, and Flora surprises the fact that the mountain meadows are covered with delightful flowers… In winter, which in the southern hemisphere falls on June-August. Here (and only here!) an amazing plant grows «Roibush», which are attributed to many healing properties. Cedar mountains are gaining popularity of tent and eco-tourism.

Rocky Mountains (Rocky Mountains)

Oddly enough it sounds, those of us who have never heard this name of the mountain system, probably seen it, and more than once. Not in reality, of course, but on the screen. Rocky Mountains, part of the mountain system Cordiller in the North-West USA and in Canada, American directors are used for many years as natural scenery for shooting their «Westerns» – Wild West Films.

Australian Alps

In this case, the name does not deceive – This mining system is indeed in Western Australia, for many thousands of kilometers from «old» Alp. The first European settlers simply gave the local Mountains a familiar name, and the former Poles among them even called the highest (2228 m) mountain in the system named after their national hero – Tadeusch Kosyushko. True, the vegetation there is not at all European – Eucalyptus, tree fern, and beasts too – Kangaroo, Koala….

Five little-known earth systems

Chiban Mountains (Khibiny Mountains)

Famous our drinking song «Farewell, Rocky Mountains» not written about the American Rockies (see. above), but about our hibines. This is a mountain system in Russia, on the Kola Peninsula. Characteristic feature of the Khibiny Mountains – they are little similar to the mountains in the usual representation. All elements of the mountain relief seem to be created miniature – low, closer. Here even the vertices are unusual – Flat Mountain Plate. Hibiny – One of the most ancient mountain arrays on the planet. And beautiful «Training polygon» For beginner mountain tourist – Real, but not dangerous mountains, where it is possible to perform long trips and climbing without risk.

Kunlun Mountains

This mining system is difficult to memorize – One of the largest in Continental Asia and the only one in the territory of which there are current volcanoes. Kunlun Mountain System is located in China, its length – 2500 km. The highest point of the Kunlong Mountains – Peak Aksai Chin (7167m), climbing this height will make the honor of any climbers. For the Chinese, adherents of the Taoist religion, Kunlun – Sacred place, there is a large number of monasteries, pagodas and other cult facilities.

Five little-known earth systems

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