Many poems and songs are dedicated to the mountains. They attract not only literary men, but also artists and filmmakers - no one is alien to romance. Here are some interesting facts about the mountains.
The peak of the highest mountain on Earth - Everest, is at an altitude of 8,848 meters above sea level. The first climbers reached this peak at half past eleven in the morning on May 29, 1953. They were Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay - his conductor-sherpa. Later, Tensing said that it was Edmund Hillary who first climbed to the top of the mountain.
In the Khabarovsk Territory (Russia) there is the Konder mountain range, unique in that it has the shape of an almost ideal ring. It is interesting that this is not the crater of an extinct volcano, but the result of a magmatic intrusion. In this process, a magmatic rock emerges from the deep layers of the earth.
Talking about interesting facts about the mountains, we should mention the Austrian lake Gruner, surrounded by mountains. In winter, the depth of the lake does not exceed two meters. A nice park is located around the lake. In the springtime, snow in the mountains begins to melt, fueling the lake with fresh water. By May, the depth of the lake rises to 12 meters and water covers benches, paths and even tree crowns. Thanks to crystal clear water, the lake with a flooded park turns into a popular place for diving.
"Anhel" Falls (meaning "angel"), falling from the top of the mountain Auyantepuy, is considered the highest in the world. The mountain that gives it its origin, translated from the dialect of local Indians, is translated as "the mountain of the devil".
Widely known carved stone heads of American presidents were the result of the work of sculptors in the period 1925-1941. He directed the project of the original monument to Washington, Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt by sculptor Gotsum Borglum. After his death, the son continued his work, but soon the project was completely stopped due to the stoppage of financing. The monument to the presidents was declared complete, despite the initial intention to portray the leaders of the nation to the waist.
Mount Ararat, considered a symbol of Armenia and depicted on the arms of this country, is not in Armenia. Part of the territory of Armenia with a mountain in 1921 went to Turkey.
The first scientific measurement of the height of Mount Everest was carried out in 1856. The result was exactly 29 thousand feet (equivalent to 8,839 meters). Given that in the nature of rare round figures, and wanting to avoid accusations of approximations of measurements, scientists announced 29,002 feet as the height of the mountain.
Many mysteries are connected with the mountains. The height of the mountain Kailas is 6666 meters. The distance from this mountain to the Stonehenge Monument is 6666 km. People living near Kailas grow older much faster (their 12 hours are equal to two weeks). Evidence of this is the growth of nails and hair. The mountain has two huge ridge-cracks, the shadows from which, especially closer to the evening, form the image of a swastika of a huge size.
In some areas of Indonesia, China and the Philippines, there are graves in the form of coffins nailed to the rocks. One of the Chinese national minorities - the people of Bo, considers the mountains the most suitable place for burial. This is explained by their beliefs that the mountains represent a ladder leading from the earth into the heavenly world.
The entrance to the Lemaire channel in Antarctica is marked by a rock with two peaks, which has the official designation on the maps as Una's Tits, in translation it means "Una's breasts". The name of the peaks was received in honor of an employee of one of the British Antarctic expeditions. This native of the Falkland Islands bore the name of Una.